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SOURCE: EMR News
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems represent the most sophisticated and efficient means of verifying a patient’s insurance coverage and submitting reimbursement claims. A nationally recognized authority on EMRs, Nitin Chhoda, has released new information about the system’s push button technology that will significantly increase revenues for any practice.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) February 02, 2013
“Any time a claim is submitted, there are multiple opportunities for an audit, denial, rejection or request for more information,” said Chhoda. “EMRs can almost completely eliminate errors and mistakes associated with coding and billing. Reimbursement claims can be submitted in real time and it can all be accomplished with a simple push of a button.”
Chhoda said the first step toward push button claims submission and insurance verification begins with implementation of a web-based, tablet-compatible EMR system. A tablet provides portability, allowing practitioners to prepare records and claims on the go, to be submitted immediately or as a batch at the end of the day.
EMR functionality enables clinicians to submit claims to private insurance companies, workers’ compensation and military insurers, along with Medicaid and Medicare. The management software has the ability to recognize errors and mistakes that can delay payment, result in a rejection, or trigger a potential red flag by payers.
Reimbursement claims are submitted in real time for faster turnaround times and can be sent from any location equipped with an Internet connection. EMRs can easily handle the upcoming change to ICD-10 coding, along with a compound diagnosis and multiple treatments. All those functions can be accomplished in moments with a tap of a finger.
Chhoda noted that clinicians are seeing an increasing number of patients who have lost their insurance, but still try to obtain treatment with defunct insurance information. EMRs have the ability to capture insurance data for verification long before a client arrives for their appointment, allowing practitioners to validate coverage, funding caps and treatment limitations with a touch of a button.
The technology available with an EMR provides therapists with modern tools to submit reimbursement claims and verify insurance coverage with one-touch functionality. Chhoda’s new information offers clinicians an overview of the benefits and advantages available with the systems to reduce denials and rejections, thereby creating a greater cash flow for clinics of any size.
Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of "Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy" and “Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics” and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention
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