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4 Ways Medical Bill Review Can Help Your Business

April 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 169

If you are a business owner, you know the importance of managing workers compensation for your employees accurately and appropriately. Time out of work hurts your business and likely puts an equally large burden on your injured employee. As a workers compensation decision maker there are steps you can take to ensure your employees are treated adequately and return to work as quickly, and more importantly as healthy as possible. By utilizing medical bill review services, you'll be able to help your business and employees. Here are four simple ways these services can help.

Accuracy of Treatment

Far too often the process of getting workers compensation treatment is complicated and sometimes inaccurate for your employee's needs. Utilizing a quality medical bill review provider will ensure that your employees are treated with a return to work focus. That means patients will undergo only the treatment needed to return them to full health and not undergoing unnecessary treatment health providers might normally try to provide. This saves care providers, employees and businesses money getting accurate treatment and eliminating the often unnecessary steps toward treatment.

Accurate Payment

Considering bill review takes strong steps to ensure your employees are treated accurately and effectively, a quality provider expedites the payment process. Health costs are a reality for any business owner or insurance provider when it comes to workers comp treatment. What doesn't have to be a reality is overly complicated, long-running payment processes. Medical Bill review companies should manage both the accuracy and timeliness of treatment and payment. The sooner proper payment information is provided to employers and insurers the more up-to-date they are, and the more satisfied care providers are. Every party benefits from the bill review process.

Focused on Returning to Work

Far too often workers compensation treatment is a slow, drawn out process of specialist visit, after specialist visit. This can take considerable amounts of time from employees, and lose focus on returning them to work. Most quality medical bill review specialists manage treatment through specialized national or regional PPO's. These PPO's can manage specific treatment processes, and refer individual's to other specialists in network to maximize treatment from a return-to-work focus other care providers simply can't provide.

Appeal Management

The final way medical bill review providers help your business is through appeal management. Like anything, medical billing can often contain mistakes. This can be anything from inaccurate coding, to missing information about the patient. In cases such as this the providers will work for you and your employee to resolve the issue. Because medical bill review companies are specialized, they are able to communicate directly to care providers on the issues and resolve them in a timely fashion. There's no need to spend valuable time and energy trying to reach care providers when the review company will manage that for you.

Medical bill review companies can be a true asset to you as a business owner or insurance provider. Attempting to manage the intricacies of return-to-work treatment for workers compensation patients is a complicated process that if not managed properly can lead to unnecessary costs. The only way to fully ensure accurate treatment, accurate payment, and appeal management with a return-to-work focus is with a medical bill review provider. Containing healthcare costs simply and efficiently doesn't have to be hard.

Dave Hutton represents CompComplete, a cost containment services company focusing on medical bill review and other managed care services nation wide.

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