Automating the Practice
Automating practice management claims revenue cycle operations is a great way for physicians to save time and money. Know how to automate your practice operations responsibly with tools that suit your goals.
AMA Advocates for Administrative Simplification
Because of the significant savings of time and revenue that can be achieved by physicians through automation of the claims process, the AMA diligently advocates for continued administrative simplification. Review AMA-developed whitepapers and AMA testimonials related to this topic.
Electronic Transactions Toolkits
Did you know that in addition to submitting your claims electronically, you can also check eligibility and claims status, receive electronic remittance advice and electronic funds transfer, and obtain electronic referral and prior authorizations? Use AMA’s helpful resources to increase your practice efficiency.
"Heal the Claims Process"™ Campaign
The administrative cost of claims processing can equal as much as 14 percent of a physician practice’s revenue. The AMA wants to reduce that number to one percent, freeing up revenue that physicians can use to invest in their patients and practices. Awareness and education about the claims process and ways to improve it are big parts of achieving that goal. The AMA has designated November as "Heal that Claim" ™ month, in which physicians, insurers, employers and patients can commit to improving efficiencies. See how physicians who commit to healing the claims process reap significant financial benefits, and take the pledge to do the same.
Select a Practice Management System
Automation of certain practice operations and claims processes may require an upgrade to your practice management system. The AMA and the Medical Group Management Association have developed resources to help inform your selection of a practice management system.
Health Information Technology
Automation of clinical processes also can greatly enhance your practice—from efficiency to cost savings to patient satisfaction. Health IT can make a real difference for your patients and your practice. Current incentive programs may even make the transition more affordable for you. Let the AMA electronic health records and electronic prescribing resources help you prepare for such technologies.