Medical offices are in a state of change and fluctuation these days. The Affordable Health care Act of 2009, popularly known as "Obamacare" has caused those reliant on medical insurance to take pause. Also, the upcoming election and with it the referendum on the Affordable care Act has made things even more uncertain, for those tasked with medical practice management and medical billing.
What to do? It seems as though physician offices are going to have to adopt a wait and see approach when it comes to business as usual. The health care law and its eventual enforcement or repeal touches all aspects of the health care industry. This involves aspects such as health care reimbursement and other fun aspects of patient care.
Medical practice offices are struggling, really struggling to make the delivery of patient services more effective and efficient. The delivery system is good, but it is pretty tiring running a great office and having a good billing system. Can you say bureaucracy people? Some medical offices are essentially "fed up" with healthcare as it stands today, and most medical practice managers seem to feel that the only direction to go is up in terms of healthcare. No matter who wins the election and whether Obamacare is repealed or not, the direction of healthcare needs to change.
The current system is unlikely to change much even if healthcare reform is upheld, and that is the problem, it needs to. It’s helpful to talk with a practice management firm who can help during you in these turbulent times. We stay current with the constant changes in the health care delivery system. If you need some advice, we’re a resource for you.