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7 Strategies to Transform Your Premium Billing Ecosystem

22 May, 20244:00 PM

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7 Strategies to Transform Your Premium Billing Ecosystem

Are you facing payment delays and retroactivity challenges due to persistent billing errors impacting your Medicare Advantage plan's financial stability? You're not alone. Traditional member billing processes can feel like navigating an obstacle course, consuming resources, and affecting financial health. However, what if we told you that we have a solution? 

Mirra Health Care's TPA Premium Billing Solution offers a path to revolutionize your member billing process. We offer:  

  • High-end automation: Reclaim time and accuracy with intelligent systems handling complex tasks. 
  • Effortless retroactivity management: Confidently manage adjustments and fluctuating payments, ensuring financial predictability. 
  • Seamless payment options: Empower members with diverse choices and timely reminders, maximizing collections and cash flow. 
  • Transparent communication: Foster trust and satisfaction with clear bills and real-time account access. 
  • Unified data environment: Break down silos, streamline operations, and leverage data-driven insights for informed decision-making. 

This blog post will discuss the significant challenges associated with errors in premium billing in healthcare. Additionally, it will provide proven strategies to demonstrate how Mirra Health Care's solution can help you manage your member billing process effectively. Let's get started.  

The Cost of Errors: Counting the Toll on Your Bottom Line 

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In the fast-paced world of healthcare, even seemingly minor mistakes can significantly impact your financial health. Let's investigate the actual cost of errors: 

  • Wasted Time & Resources: Imagine your team spending hours manually correcting data entry errors, chasing down missing payments, or deciphering complex retroactivity adjustments. It can directly affect productivity, increase staffing costs, and reduce the time dedicated to core patient care initiatives. 

  • Financial Losses: Beyond wasted time, errors directly impact on your bottom line. Incorrect billing adjustments and delayed payments can quickly accumulate into significant financial losses. 

  • Damaged Member Relationships: Errors and delays can erode trust and lead to frustration among members. Incorrect bills, unexpected charges, and difficulty resolving billing issues can negatively impact member satisfaction. A 2021 survey by J.D. Power found that a majority of healthcare consumers would switch providers due to poor billing experience. 

Remember, errors represent a hidden cost impacting your time, resources, revenue, and member relationships. By prioritizing accurate and efficient billing, you can unlock significant financial benefits and cultivate stronger relationships with your members. 

Key Strategies to Minimize Premium Billing Errors 

Transforming your premium billing healthcare administration goes beyond simply eliminating errors. Here are key strategies to achieve greater efficiency, accuracy, and member satisfaction: 

Key Strategies to Minimize Premium Billing Errors

1. Partner with the Right Technology Platform

  • Seek a unified platform: Move away from fragmented systems and data silos. Choose a centralized platform that offers seamless data sharing and processing.

  • Prioritize scalability and security: Select a platform that can adapt to your evolving needs and complex benefit offerings while ensuring secure data storage and transmission. 

2. Consolidate Medicare Billing Services for All Benefits

Simplify administrative tasks by managing diverse health and voluntary benefits within a single platform. Eliminate redundant tasks and workflows for improved efficiency. 

3. Automate Enrollment and Invoicing

  • Reduce manual effort: Leverage automation for enrollment and vendor invoice reconciliation to minimize errors and free up your team for higher-value tasks. 

  • Ensure accuracy and consistency: Automate processes to guarantee consistent and accurate data across your billing system. 

4. Consolidate and Automate Invoice Generation 

  • Save time and resources: Implement automated invoice consolidation to eliminate the need to process separate invoices per member. 

  • Simplify payments: Receive a single, comprehensive invoice for each member, promoting clarity and efficient payment processing. 

Key Strategies to Minimize Premium Billing Errors

5. Integrate Enrollment Data

  • Minimize errors and delays: Ensure automatic reflection of enrollment updates (adds, life events, terminations) in your billing system to avoid manual adjustments and maintain accurate premium calculations. 

6. Offer Flexible Payment Options 

  • Empower members: Provide diverse payment options like credit cards, direct debit, etc. to enhance convenience and reduce delinquencies. 

  • Improve cash flow: Implement automated reminders and convenient methods to enhance payment rates and cash flow. 

7. Prioritize Transparency

  • Build trust: Generate clear, understandable bills with detailed explanations. Transparency can improve member satisfaction and build trust. 

Remember, you can adapt these strategies based on your specific needs and available technology solutions. By focusing on continuous improvement and partnering with the right resources, you can unlock the full potential of your premium billing system. 

Now you need to learn about Mirra Health Care's TPA Premium Billing solution.  

Beyond Error Reduction

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We don't just eliminate errors (though we excel at that, too!). We go further, offering: 

  • Streamlined Workflows: Eliminate manual tasks and redundant processes with intelligent automation. Mirra's TPA Premium Billing solution automates critical tasks like generating invoices, posting payments, and handling retroactivity, freeing your team to focus on higher-value activities. 

  • Optimized Collections: Offer diverse payment options and automated reminders, ensuring timely payments. Our solution integrates with various payment gateways and offers flexible options for members, leading to improved collection rates and cash flow. 

The Bottom Line 

With Mirra Health Care, the leading third-party administrator in Florida, you can unlock the true potential of this often-overlooked area and transform your Medicare billing services into a driver of success. Get in touch with our experts today for a no-obligation demo of our Medicare Advantage in a Box. 

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NANCY GAREAUCEO of Ultimate Health Plans

"In 2021, Ultimate Health Plans (UHP) partnered with Mirra Health Care (Mirra) to develop a software platform to support processing Claims, Customer Service, Eligibility, Enrollment, Premium Billing, Encounter Processing and a Provider Portal for our Medicare Advantage Plans. Mirra collaborated well with our operations and compliance teams to successfully design and implement a system that was innovative, efficient, and compliant with all Medicare and Florida Medicaid guidelines and requirements all within the scope of our required timeline. We greatly benefitted from the Mirra Project Management Team’s regular communication with Stakeholders through monthly meetings and recurring weekly breakout-focused calls, which were geared towards troubleshooting and goal alignment. Mirra was able to quickly maneuver and adapt their systems to our needs, resulting in successful implementation and go-live. Mirra continues to support our compliant operation and growth in the ever-changing healthcare industry rapidly and effectively updating their systems with new Medicare and Florida Medicaid rates and guidelines to ensure seamless compliance and efficiency. I have absolutely no reservation in recommending their systems to any Payer searching for improvement in their operational efficiency."

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