Still using an EMR that does not have a built-in RCM?
No More Entering the Same RCM Information Over and Over Again
With an RCM that is fully-integrated with its EMR, all information collected during patient intake to perform a verification of benefits will carry over to the EMR and RCM.
With non-integrated systems, the same information must be manually re-entered into multiple systems. This repetition of data entry is inefficient and can lead to errors.
Interfacing disparate systems can be costly and increases the possibility for interface errors as data is transferred from one software system to another.
Having a CRM, EMR, and RCM integrated into one database allows single-point data entry. The information seamlessly flows from patient intake to multiple points within the workflow for maximum accuracy, data integrity, and efficiency.
An integrated system auto-generates charges based on each unique patient from data it pulls from the EMR. With a non-integrated system, census information is typically handed over to the billing department and then is manually entered into the RCM.
An integrated system prevents billing errors, such as missing billable sessions or days of stay.
For outpatient services, charges are auto-generated based on attendance.
An EMR and RCM integrated in one database prevents missed billing opportunities and partially billed authorizations by ensuring that all billable items are accounted for and then actually billed.
A fully integrated EMR automatically feeds authorization numbers from Utilization Review to the RCM. System controls ensure that authorizations that do not match admission records are red-flagged when claims are submitted.
When it comes to patient billing, an integrated system reduces the issues that come from disparate software systems. Different systems for patient payments and insurance payments obscure a company’s full financial outlook and are inefficient. A fully-integrated EMR and RCM streamlines these processes and eliminates redundancies.
Generating patient account statements is no longer a manual process from disparate systems.