Administrative Work Consuming Physician’s Time

November 5, 2014

In a recent study by the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), results are showing that U.S. physicians are spending an average of 16.6% of their time, or 8.7 hours per week, working on non-patient related paperwork. Many of the tasks associated with this time drain placed on the physicians comes in the forms of patient billing, and filing insurance forms and paperwork. With the expansion of outsourcing services being marketed to the healthcare market, such as billing and insurance processing, the industry may soon begin to see a massive shift in it's operations. Relying heavily on outsource providers to handle the busy work will alleviate the pressure facing healthcare providers, allowing them to bring their focus back onto their patients. 

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