March 2022 marked the beginning of colon cancer awareness month – an annual effort to drive donations for colon cancer research and raise awareness about the disease in an effort to encourage more people to be tested. Given that colon cancer is now predicted to become the deadliest cancer by death rate for people aged 20-49 by 2030, this fight against colon cancer is now more important than ever before.
At Bikham Healthcare, we are proud to support physicians across the country who stand on the front lines of the battle against colon cancer. Through our industry-leading revenue cycle management services, we help physicians streamline the business side of their practice so that they are able to spend more time focusing on delivering positive outcomes for their patients.
How Colon Cancer is Diagnosed
Diagnosing colon cancer starts by performing a diagnostic test. At this time, there are three types of stool tests approved by the FDA for screening colon cancer: multitargeted stool DNA testing, the fecal immunochemical test, and the guaiac FOBT test. If these tests detect cancerous cells, a biopsy is typically performed via a colonoscopy.
When detected early at a localized stage, colon cancer has a survival rate of 91%. However, the overall 5-year survival rate of colon cancer is just 64%, highlighting the immense importance of regular screening for at-risk patients.
While there is only so much that physicians can do to encourage their patients to get tested for colon cancer, making the process as simple and straightforward as possible is one key objective. In addition to raising awareness about the disease, our mission this colon cancer awareness month is to empower physicians with the services they need to manage their billing processes more efficiently, making colon cancer screening less of a hassle for patients and physicians alike.
Partnering With Bikham Healthcare During Colon Cancer Awareness Month
If you are looking for a way to better serve your patients this colon cancer awareness month and beyond, we at Bikham Healthcare are able to help. At Bikham Healthcare, we believe that physicians are forced to spend far too much time and resources performing administrative tasks. While necessary, these administrative tasks often prevent physicians from giving their patients their full focus.
Of course, providing your patients with the best possible care also requires that you keep your practice in the black – and improper revenue cycle management can quickly hurt a practice’s bottom line.
For both of these reasons, efficient revenue cycle management is a key component of exceptional care. This colon cancer awareness month, we at Bikham Healthcare are striving to help physicians eliminate some of their administrative burdens so that they are able to spend more time treating colon cancer patients and all of their other patients as well. When you partner with Bikham Healthcare for revenue cycle management, we take on every aspect of your revenue cycle management responsibilities, from benefits and eligibility to revenue enhancement meets and everything in-between. Thanks to our decades of revenue cycle management, Bikham Healthcare is able to reduce the administrative burden of physicians across the country while also helping practices reduce their cost to collect by up to 20%.
Along with our exceptional revenue cycle management services, Bikham Healthcare also offers industry-leading provider credentialing and enrollment services, helping free up even more time in a physician’s schedule. This colon cancer awareness month, we at Bikham Healthcare are doing everything we can to support the physicians who stand as the sole line of hope for patients who have been diagnosed with colon cancer. If you would like to learn more about partnering with Bikham Healthcare in this mission and enjoying the services that will allow you to provide better care to your patients while at the same time improving your practice’s profits, be sure to contact us today!