When most people imagine healthcare and automation together, it may appear an unlikely match due to the sensitivities requiring exceptional empathy, care, and expertise provided only by live medical staff.
Nevertheless, healthcare executives are well aware that numerous menial, back-office tasks must be completed before any medical procedure can be performed. Unfortunately, these tasks consume hours, diverting medical personnel from providing actual care.
Fortunately, such tasks are ideal healthcare routines for automation. Healthcare institutes and authorities delegate fundamental activities such as insurance billing and coding to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to avoid errors. Medical coding serves as the foundation for the efficiency of healthcare-related processes. These codes are then used by medical billers to handle insurance claim submission, reimbursement, and billing patients for medical services. Furthermore, medical billing is dependent on the data translated by medical coders, which facilitates communication among healthcare providers, patients, and insurance companies.
Medical billing is just one of many applications for codified medical records. Every day, a massive amount of data is processed in healthcare, including EHR (Electronic Health Record), insurance claims, administrative data, surveys, and trials. Medical coding is often underestimated as just another back-office task. Unified codes are a true lifesaver in managing the information flow as opposed to thousands of documents.
Medical coding ensures that all parties in the healthcare ecosystem communicate smoothly and efficiently, benefiting patients with better and faster care, especially when multiple healthcare providers are involved. It also allows physicians to focus on delivering care instead of bending to routine document work. In addition, administrative staff works more efficiently with streamlined billing procedures.
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