Whether you’re considering getting an eyecare practice management system or already have one, it’s good to be aware of a system’s full capability. It’s all about making the most of your investment!
Practice management and EHR systems have come a long way since they were first introduced more than 30 years ago. Just like how smart phones serve as a camera, music player, recorder, and even computer in one device, practice management systems have tons of features that consolidate multiple tasks and processes into one system, especially when integrated with a clearinghouse.
Are You Using these 2 Eyecare Practice Management System Features?
Today, we go through 2 of the most underutilized features that many practices neglect: batch eligibility checks and auto posting. If your practice management has these functionalities, you should be making use of them to save time and money and improve your claim filing workflow.
Batch Eligibility Checks
Checking a patient’s eligibility through your system is faster than doing it through the phone or payer sites, but it can be even faster when you can do them in batches. Simply pull the list of all your scheduled patients for the next day, and let the system run eligibility checks all at once.
Auto-posting also saves you time by allowing you to enter ERAs into your practice management system. Auto-post the payment to your system, and spend more time reviewing reports to work on old account receivables or track down patient payments.
Because a system can do so much, maybe you didn’t have time to learn every feature in your clearinghouse or practice management system, or maybe you were intimidated about a feature so you never took the time to explore its functionality.
Either way, every feature is there to help you! If you don’t utilize or at least find out what each feature does, you’re missing out on opportunities that could help your claim filing process.
Still looking for more ways to improve your claims department? Check out our eBook, "8 Claim Filing Habits to Say Goodbye to in 2015".