A recent Managed Healthcare Executive magazine article entitled: “Five ways to reduce healthcare administrative costs,” identifies five strategies that healthcare executives can use to reduce onerous administrative costs. According to the article, administrative costs make up about 15 percent of all healthcare expenditures -- well over $300 billion annually, as found in the 2016 index report from the California Association for Healthcare Quality. Outdated, manual processes and rejected claims eat up a large portion of this administrative cost.
The key to reducing these costs lies in refining these manual processes and changing with the times. Here are the five strategies you may want to consider implementing at your organization.
- #1: Digitize processes, verify benefits
- #2: Streamline physician work flow
- #3: Use digital engagement solutions
- #4: Open communication to let data flow
- #5: Outsource with a purpose
In my opinion, this last strategy offers the fastest and most efficient way to reduce administrative costs. Outsourcing allows certain processes to be performed by outside experts—leaving healthcare providers to focus on patient care.
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