Primary Care Billing
Primary care remains one of the most in-demand medical specialities, accounting for nearly 55% of office-based physician visits. The shortage of primary care doctors is so severe that some states are considering removing scope of practice barriers in order to meet the need. Even with the dire need for primary care doctors (especially in rural areas), primary care remains one of the less compensated medical specialties.
One big shift in the primary care speciality is the departure from establishing long-term physician/patient relationships. Millennials are increasingly reliant on urgent care clinics to provide immediate care, instead of working with one primary care doctor for their medical needs. This change is expected to drive the future of the healthcare industry, so primary care doctors will have to pivot to accommodate the need for ongoing, preventative care under this model.
While the role of a primary care doctor may be shifting, the need for good primary care billing services has remained the same. The shortage of primary care doctors means your practice might be seeing more patients per day, leaving less time for the desk work required to do in-house billing and coding. You might find yourself spending more time studying primary care billing codes than seeing patients — and even then, you might be leaving money on the table when you use the wrong codes.
Give yourself more time to do what you do best. Find a medical biller and coder who understands primary care billing inside and out. Clinic Service has a ton of experience working with primary care doctors, so we know how to maximize your revenue and free up your time to focus on your patients.
Contact us today to learn about how we can help you manage your cash flow.