A Medical Controller is responsible for quality control and reporting, as well as optimization of processes in a hospital or medical care center. Having a legal profile is an advantage. In the event of a conflict with the inspection authorities of the health insurance companies (in Germany: MDK, medical service of the health insurance companies), the medical controller can thus negotiate professionally. The aim of this position is to keep the hospital economically profitable and to improve transparency.
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Nowadays, there is even a master's degree program for medical controlling. This means that specialists from the field of business administration can also continue their education in this field. Otherwise, training courses offer such specialization. In the early days, it was mostly trained physicians who took on the position in the hospital.
With the introduction of a more complex accounting system for hospitalization (so called: coding), the need for a separate position has become unavoidable. Almost every hospital now has a medical controller.
In a hospital, treatment is charged by means of so-called codes. On the one hand, these specify the illness and, on the other hand, the care required. The treating physicians first "code" according to their workload and the diagnosis, as far as they can manage in their daily work. The medical controlling department provides an overview of the individual steps and hence makes a significant contribution to smooth billing with the health insurance companies. At the same time, it checks the efficiency of the staff and the patients' point of view.
With KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), business administration has ways of measuring the profitability of a sector using different key figures. The healthcare KPI measures, among other things, patient satisfaction or the length of stay in the hospital. The same applies to the safety of treatment or the length of waiting times.
This creates tools to make the hospital more economical and efficient. In addition, data is collected to improve patient satisfaction. The increasing cost pressure on hospitals or medical care centers should, as far as possible, not be at the expense of treatment. Medical Controllers help to monitor this closely and optimize it.
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