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  • Writer's pictureNick Tubis

The New Way Healthcare Claims Processes Are Being Automated by Stealth Scaling

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

The healthcare claims process is the process by which healthcare providers submit claims to insurance companies for reimbursement. This process can be complex and time-consuming, involving the collection and submission of a large amount of information and documentation.



The Traditional Healthcare Claims Process


The first step in the healthcare claims process is for the healthcare provider to collect the necessary information and documentation. This can include the patient's personal and insurance information, the details of the medical services provided, and any supporting documentation, such as test results or medical reports.


Once this information has been collected, the healthcare provider must then prepare and submit the claim to the insurance company. This typically involves filling out a claim form and attaching all of the necessary documentation. The claim form and documentation are then sent to the insurance company for review and processing.

The insurance company will then review the claim to ensure that it is complete and accurate. This can involve verifying the patient's insurance coverage, the medical services provided, and the supporting documentation. The insurance company may also contact the healthcare provider to request additional information or clarification if needed.


Once the claim has been reviewed and any necessary information has been obtained, the insurance company will determine the amount of reimbursement that is owed to the healthcare provider. This amount is based on the patient's insurance coverage and the medical services provided. The insurance company will then issue a payment to the healthcare provider for the amount of the reimbursement.


The entire healthcare claims process can be complex and time-consuming, involving the collection, submission, and review of a large amount of information and documentation. This can result in delays in reimbursement for healthcare providers, which can impact their financial health and ability to provide timely care to patients.



Where Stealth Scaling Comes in


Robotic process automation (RPA) can help speed up the healthcare claims process by automating certain tasks and reducing the need for human intervention. For example, RPA can be used to automate the collection and submission of information and documentation, as well as the review and processing of claims by the insurance company.

By using RPA, healthcare providers can streamline their claims process, reducing the amount of time and effort required to collect, submit, and review claims. This can result in faster reimbursement, which can improve the financial health of healthcare providers and enable them to provide better and more timely care to patients.


In addition to speeding up the claims process, RPA can also help improve the accuracy and compliance of claims. By automating the collection and submission of information and documentation, RPA can help ensure that claims are complete and accurate, reducing the risk of errors and rejection by insurance companies. This can improve the chances of successful reimbursement and help healthcare providers avoid financial penalties for non-compliance.



What About Situations that Aren't Ideal for RPA?


While RPA is well-suited to automating certain tasks in the healthcare claims process, there are some use cases in healthcare that are better suited to business process outsourcing (BPO) than RPA. BPO involves outsourcing certain business processes to third-party service providers, and it can help healthcare providers access specialized expertise and economies of scale.


For example, BPO can be used to outsource the management of complex and time-consuming processes, such as billing and coding, to specialized service providers. These providers have the expertise and resources to handle these tasks efficiently and accurately, which can help healthcare providers save time and money.


In addition, BPO can be used to outsource the management of large volumes of data, such as medical records and patient information. This can help healthcare providers reduce the need for expensive and complex information technology systems, and it can also help them ensure the privacy and security of sensitive data.



The Best of Both Worlds


In conclusion, by combining RPAaaS with traditional BPO services, Stealth Scaling can affordably and efficiently manage healthcare companies' tedious and repetitive processes regarding claims processing, document management, and hospital-to-insurance communications.



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