If you’re a physician or advanced practice provider, you’re already inundated with medical software. If you’re still rounding and capturing charges with paper, you may be wondering why it’s worth making a switch to yet another digital solution. Here are five reasons you should consider it.
- Track Things in One Place
If you’re rounding at multiple facilities, it can be tricky to keep track of all the patients you need to see and charge for. Using a digital solution lets you keep track of all your patients and charges in one place, even when you’re running all over town to different facilities (that all have different EHRs, of course). Instead of running around with a pocket full of lists and facesheets, you can do everything you need to do on your phone. Meanwhile, your billing team can get everything they need right from the same tool no matter where you are.
- Reconcile Your Day
Did all the new admits get seen? Did you remember charge for all your patients today? A good digital charge capture solution will show you that information – and more – with one glance at your phone.
- Keep Track of Your Productivity
How many patients did you see last month? How many procedures did you perform? Where did most of your work take place? There are any number of reasons you may want to have the information at your fingertips, not the least of which is to keep track of the revenue you’ve earned. If you’re turning in a bunch of pieces of paper, it’s a lot harder to keep track of all that. A digital tool that allows for reporting will keep you informed.
- Be Secure
Speaking of pockets full of facesheets – from a security standpoint, every one of those pieces of paper is a liability. What if you forget some in your pocket when your drop your coat off at the dry cleaners? Or drop one somewhere by accident? Penalties for HIPAA violations where exercising reasonable diligence would have prevented the violation – even without any willful neglect on your part – range from $1,000 to $50,000 per violation up to $1.5 million.
- Save Time
Rolling your eyes at that one? You’re not alone. Is it faster to stick a label onto a charge sheet and circle a CPT code or to grab a facesheet and write the CPT code on it? Well, yes – if you can find a label. Or if you don’t have to go nine rounds with the printer just to get it to spit out a facesheet. Or if you have every CPT code you use memorized. Or if you don’t factor in keeping track of all that paper and carting it back to the office. And even then, assuming you did save some time, you’ll need to do the same thing the next time you see the patient.
It’s worth considering that a few seconds to add a patient to a digital charge capture tool will save time downstream. Hospital data feeds and practice EMR integrations make that process even faster. Once the patient is added, you can capture a charge in as few as two taps on your phone every day of their admission. That charge is instantly available to your billers, who aren’t wasting time trying to track down your charge sheets or decipher whether you wrote a 5 or a 6 on that facesheet. They can then get the charges to the payer more quickly. That’s a lot of time saved, and not just for you.
HybridChart is a best-in-class solution that will provide all the advantages noted above, along with other features to improve your total rounding experience. Created by a doctor for doctors, it is configurable for any specialty and truly understands the medical workflow.
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Take control of your entire workflow through a user-friendly solution created by a physician. Medical software too often fails to address the specific needs of providers. Rounding at one or more hospitals presents a unique challenge. There is the need for effective team collaboration and easy charge capture. Census management means true collaboration among provider and staff. Rounding at multiple facilities just got way easier. Covering on-call now has the luxury of essential information for clean hand-offs. Charge capture takes less than five seconds. Diagnoses are easy to find and follow the patient. Customized charge menus make it easy to enter the correct charge. Don’t let billing for your work slow you down. Charge in real-time and focus on caring for the patient.
HybridChart has numerous levels of safeguards against missed charges. The Charge Checker feature will scan every day of an admission and assure there are charges. Using the Charge Matrix you have visibility of all charges from multiple providers per day for any given patient.
Most practices see a revenue increase of 8-10% after using HybridChart – attributed to capturing every charge for every patient. Charges are complex enough with just the diagnosis codes and charge codes. To make your charges accurate HybridChart allows you to easily adjust the Date of Service and assign Secondary Billers such as nurse-practitioners and physician assistants. Modifiers can be built into specific Billing Modules or choose from a customized list managed by your practice. Seamlessly navigate our Charge Capture workflow and save time without losing accuracy.
An automated charge capture system may be the most profitable investment that you can make in your practice today.
You can instantly boost your revenue by 10% using our modern, high-tech and easy-to-implement charge capture system.
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At HybridChart, we provide technology that connects your healthcare team, increases efficiencies, AND improves your bottom line. HybridChart’s cloud-based software adapts to your practice’s unique workflow and will improve your profitability and patient outcomes by utilizing our 5 features: census management, charge capture, secure messaging, discharge management, and data analytics.
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If you are interested in taking your medical practice to the next level and want to employ the best hospital charge capture practice available in the industry, come visit our website at www.hybridchart.com, or call us at 1-877-684-0608 for a demo today!