The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the demand for medical billing management specialists will increase by 13% between 2016 and 2026. This implies that the medical industry is growing faster than the national average for all occupations. So it will continue being extremely difficult for medical practices, particularly SMEs, to attract and retain top talent. Why?
Let’s face it. There are other medical practices out there. So what makes you unique from the herd? Offering more money can only do so much. The best medical billing specialist will be considering many options. The good news is that there are ways to attract and retain these specialists. And here are some simple ways to do just that.
Improve Your Employee Engagement
A 2016 Gallup study warned that only 32.7% of employees are fully engaged at work, which is unfortunate considering the amount of resources companies spend attracting, recruiting and onboarding new hires. If you want your medical billing specialist to stick with you for a long time, you must up your game.
Although this isn’t easy for startups and younger companies, it is important. Most medical billing specialists want jobs that allow them to advance their careers. So find ways to show them where they can go and how to get there. Show them that you can provide the right resources and guidance for professional development.
Upgrade Your Technology
Take a look at your billing management software and your computers. Nothing frustrates a talented employee more than outdated software or hardware. It makes them efficient and implies that your medical practice has no interest in investing in the latest technology.
Recognize Hard Work
Everyone likes to be appreciated for their hard work, and a medical billing specialist is no exception. So whenever you notice any improvement, please appreciate them. Employees who are appreciated feel more engaged and are more likely to be highly motivated to continue working with the same company.
Mission and Purpose
Finally, it is important for any employee to understand why and what your practice or billing company does. They need to believe in the mission, so when on-boarding, make it a priority.
The medical billing management industry will continue growing exponentially. Companies that find the right talent will succeed in their mission and purpose. Advanced Reimbursement Solutions wants you to succeed by retaining the best billing specialists. Contact us today to consult with an expert in Phoenix or Wilmington.