The company saves valuable time and overhead costs; speeds patient access to needed healthcare services with outsources pre-certification/pre-authorization services.
WILMINGTON, DE, February 13, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Healthcare providers across the country are feeling the crunch of prior authorization (PA) requirements for important patient care services from referrals and in-office procedures, to surgeries and diagnostic tests.
In line with the current 2019 HIMSS event in Orlando, leading provider of outsourced prior authorization services, AuthNet, is stepping up its efforts to help tackle this costly problem with the launch of its 30-Day Challenge: a month-long, risk-free trial program that allows healthcare facilities to test the outsourcing waters and measure real-time cost-savings on PA activities.
A recent AMA survey found a number of alarming insights about the impact that prior authorizations have on healthcare providers trying to obtain them and the patients needing them for access to care:
– Lost time to submission and repeated fax and phone-based follow-up efforts, nearly 15 hours each week across an average of 30 authorizations per physician
– 34% of physicians said they employ designated office staff to do nothing but data entry, follow-up and other tasks required to process PAs
– 92% of physicians surveyed reported that PA requirements often delay patient care
– Nearly 30% of respondents reported waiting 3 business days or more for PA decisions
AuthNet’s 30-Day Challenge program offers both eligibility verification and prior authorization, or precertification, services. Both standard and “Expedited”, or critical response, requests are available, as well as data entry services, Patient Financial Responsibility estimations, and more – resulting in a number of benefits, including: reduced patient wait times for necessary care, cost-savings and reallocation of valuable staff time, and improved payment cycles and overall reimbursements.
Learn more about enrolling in the risk-free 30-Day Challenge at www.Auth-Net.com or contacting the company directly at 888.506.5008.
AuthNet is a leading provider of prior authorization services for hospitals and health systems, ambulatory practices and medical groups, laboratory and radiology facilities and other ancillary healthcare service providers across the country. With bench-marked best practices and more than 100 years of combined healthcare and medical billing experience, AuthNet specialists work with insurance payers on our client’s behalf, saving them time and money, and allowing them to stay focused on patients – not paperwork. To learn more, please visit www.Auth-Net.com, call 888.506.5008 or connect via social media on Facebook or LinkedIn.
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