Bill Sample / December 10, 2018 / Dionne Boone
This number has improved down to 17.7% in 2004. In summary comprehensive and charge-invariant metrics such as PARBX are more informative and objective than collection ratios. However these metrics alone fall short from identifying specific areas for billing process improvement. Modern technology helps identifying billing bottlenecks as it allows interactive review of multiple metrics along different aggregation dimensions. For instance PARBX metric is especially helpful to identify patterns of problem claims containing specific payer or CPT code. Further modern Vericle-like technologies enable comparison of every payment to allowed amount and subsequent appeal on every denial effectively reducing the average percent of accounts receivable to low single digits.
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Billing performance measurement is an integral part of medical practice billing process and a prerequisite to effective practice management. Systematic measurement becomes mission-critical with growth of billing complexity or outsourcing of the billing function. Traditional billing metrics are limited in scope and focus on claim submission process ignoring process imperfections on the insurance (payer) side. Modern computer technologies allow both productive measurement and effective action by the disciplined billing office to improve claim submission and payment processes. Using appropriate metrics helps improve policies and procedures shorten revenue cycle reduce patient complaints improve financial performance and compliance increase cash flow reduce bad debt identify areas of potential growth improve employee morale increase productivity and reduce costs.