The sphere of behavioral health is quite large. It encompasses a person’s mental health and their physical condition and how those are affected by our habits and behavior. Unfortunately there are many illnesses and disorders that live within the behavioral health realm. One section of behavioral disorders is eating disorders. What’s more is that there are many different kinds of eating disorders that have disparate symptoms and repercussions. Many times, if a person develops a severe eating disorder, residential medical treatment is required.
Residential medical clinics and treatment centers exist to help people who have dealt with eating disorders return to healthy weights and heal their perceptions and fixations with their body and food. It is extremely important for eating disorder treatment centers to have precise and well regulated billing processes. This allows for the facility’s healthcare workers to provide the very best medical care for their patients.
Eating Disorder Billing Is Complex
Eating disorders are extremely complex illnesses. They combine both physical and mental problems, where there is most commonly a fixation on weight. These mental problems lead to unhealthy food behaviors, including undereating, overeating, or purging the body of calories. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. These disorders can be life-threatening. (source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eating-disorders/symptoms-causes/syc-20353603)
The complexity of eating disorders also makes the process of medical billing complicated. Not only does a facility have many patients, but its many patients all have very specific illnesses. Also, each person will react differently to the treatments they are given. Each and every patient will also have different insurance coverages and billing needs. Due to the many complexities of treating eating disorders, hiring an eating disorder billing company can greatly help make other processes at residential medical clinics run more smoothly.
How Our Billing Services Help Treatment Centers
Outsourcing billing for a dietary disorder treatment center can help in many ways. We at Aspen Ridge Medical have many different services available. Those include verification of benefits, utilization management, insurance billing, transitional billing, and consulting services.
Verification of benefits is an extremely important part of any billing process, and is especially important for facilities treating eating disorders. This is because if a patient’s insurance does not cover their stay at the facility, it can be extremely expensive for them. It will also be very expensive for the facility, as it creates instability as to whether they will get paid.
Here at Aspen Ridge Medical, we also have utilization management services. These services will help ensure that the resources in your facility are being used to the best of their ability; not being overused or underutilized. We do this to help advocate for your facility to insurance companies.
Another service that we offer is insurance billing. We take care of contacting insurance companies and making sure your facility gets paid. Eating disorders are complex and are expensive to treat and that is why we take insurance billing very seriously and fight for you and your patients.
If you are looking to do in-house billing, we at Aspen Ridge are here to help. We help facilities during the transition period going from outsourced billing to in-house billing. We will fill in as long as required for you to find employees to manage your billing and we will even train them for you.
Lastly, we offer consulting services for residential treatment and eating disorder facilities. As a billing company, we can offer you wide knowledge about billing and auditing. We have also been servicing the mental health facility industry for quite some time and can offer further expertise to help your facility be the best that it can be. Contact us today!