Medicalbilling is one of the salient aspects of the health care industry.The advancement of technology has played an exquisite role in theoperations that take place within the health care setting. Thebilling manager is tasked with the responsibility of providingverification for the insurance coverage of the patients.Additionally, the individual works with the insurance company to aidthe patients in processing their claims (Vaughn & Breeden, 2016).Besides, it is the role of the billing managers to help in findinginformation that is needed for a claim to be created.
Oneof the employees who have more opportunities of deploying the use ofthe recent technology in improving the patient cares while maximizingthe costs are the bill managers (Ancarani et al. 2016).  Theycan use the technology in maximizing the efficiency of operations inan organization. Due to the fact that the hospital industry isreliant on medical billing, the billing system should be well updatedin order to ensure that the administrative functions in theorganization run smoothly.
Themanagers can use the electronic form of storage in tracking thehistory of patients and their treatment (Ancarani et al. 2016). Theinformation stored is significant in the sense that the nurses canuse the history of the patient illness to offer effectiveinterventions. This will improve the health patient care since theprobability of getting the right medication after obtaininginformation concerning the patients is high.
Thebilling managers can also use the electronic medical billing systemin reducing and minimizing the costs incurred within the health careindustry. Essentially, this is because an automated system of billingoffers intermittent reports that stipulate the significant aspects ofthe effective business (Hitt & Tambe, 2016). This aid inattaining the break-even point at an early stage since the return oninvestment is improved. Moreover, the use of the electronic medicalbilling system leads to timely payments and thus curtails theunnecessary delays. Using the automation systems aids in minimizingredundancy in regard to the data of the patients. Furthermore, theuse of the electronic system makes it easier for the hospitalmanagers to inspect the checks of the patients in regard to insurancepolicies (Vaughn & Breeden, 2016). This enhances accuracy andminimizes costs since the demand for using other resources inupdating, coding and maintaining billing is reduced.
Throughelectronic scheduling, patients’ appointments are streamlinedmaximizing efficiency (Hitt & Tambe, 2016). In addition, managingof the waiting list becomes easy when the electronic system ofbilling is used.
Itis paramount to ascertain that electronic billing system reduces theprobability of theft. This helps in keeping the information of thepatients’ confidential. This enhances the reputation of anorganization and therefore patients will always prefer to seekmedical services from the health care industry.
Theelectronic system that is deployed by the billing managers issignificant in helping the stakeholders within the health careindustry make substantial and informed decisions (Kohli & Tan,2016). Typically, the use of electronic health record system inbilling makes the information of the patients available to theauthorized individuals. For this reason, the health care managersfind it easy in making decisions on how to handle the patients sincetheir information is accessible at any time.
Summarily,it can be ascertained that technology advancement has played animportant role in minimising the costs incurred in the health careindustry. If the bill managers deploy the use of the moderntechnologies such as the prevalent electronic recording system, thenefficiency in the organization will be maximised since the system isaccurate and does not pose more errors as compared to the papersystem.
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