We all know the importance of Prior Authorization (PA) and how it plays a direct role on the provider’s collections. The American Medical Association defines PA as, “Prior Authorization is the process by which physicians and other healthcare providers must obtain advance approval from a health insurance plan before a specific procedure, service, device, supply or medication is delivered to the patient in order to qualify for coverage.” A survey suggests that providers spend an average of 20 hours a week on the prior authorization process. No wonder providers lose revenue on missing or invalid auth.
Sleep medicine is one of the rarer specialties in the healthcare industry that’s growing in popularity. As the name suggests, sleep medicine is a subdivision of healthcare that deals with handling sleep disorders and related issues. Sleep disorders could be the starting point for other health conditions in patients. Conversely, certain health conditions can lead to sleep issues like insomnia or sleep apnea.