Urgent Care Billing
Much is changing in the world of urgent care. One of the biggest transitions is into telemedicine, which allows patients to receive a professional diagnosis for less threatening ailments and conditions which don’t require immediate treatment from the comfort of their own home. This reduces patient wait times in-clinic and allows doctors to spend more time on those who require immediate, in-person treatment.
Another big trend? Specialized urgent care clinics. With suburban and urban markets saturated, some urgent care clinics have shifted to single care focus. It’s possible that, in the long run, traditional urgent care clinics will begin bringing specialists on staff in response to this trend.
No matter what, the future of urgent care is bright. 20% of primary care visits in 2016 were for urgent care clinics, and that number is not expected to drop in coming years.
All these big changes, coupled with the constant demand for urgent care services, mean that accurate urgent care billing is more important than ever. At a bustling practice, balancing the desk work required for in-house billing and coding with your responsibilities to your patients can be hard on your team. Even if you do put in the hours, you might be leaving money on the table by using the wrong codes.
Give yourself more time to do what you do best. Find a medical biller and coder who understands urgent care billing inside and out. Clinic Service has a ton of experience working with urgent care physicians, 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.