The Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling today on ObamaCare. There are a couple of different scenarios and I personally have no idea which one will play out. But this is monumental in my eyes and I am anxiously awaiting the decision to see where ObamaCare is going.
But my interest actually has nothing to do with my profession. Personally I don’t believe that today’s ruling will affect medical billing at all. Whether ObamaCare is upheld or not medical billing is something that is here to stay. And it’s such a crucial job for the office to run that it is important that the provider(s) have a qualified, capable person doing that billing.
Some providers do have very effective in house billing, but I believe that many would (or do) benefit from outsourcing to a medical billing service. Of course that opens a whole new can of worms. Unfortunately there are many billing services out there that don’t do much more than the not-so-good in house billing system. We recently took over some work from a biller with over 20 years experience. I’m not even going to start on how bad things were. I’m just going to say that the providers are getting money for services from last year that they never dreamed they would see.
Anyway, I’m way off point. Back to today’s ruling! Whether or not the Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare, completely throws it out, or finds some happy place in the middle, I truly don’t believe it will have much impact on the field of Medical Billing.