Patient Financing: Beneficial to Both Patient and Practitioner

When running a medical practice, being able to collect payment from your customers is essential to staying in business. It doesn’t matter how many doctorate degrees you have or what school you went to. Unless you can get your customers to pay for the services that you render, you will be able to stay in… Continue reading Patient Financing: Beneficial to Both Patient and Practitioner

General Overview of the Medical Billing and Coding Process

Medical billing and coding is the part of the administrative side of the health care system that deals with and manages the medical care revenue cycle. It is the process that makes sure health insurance claims for services rendered to insured patients are reimbursed by the insurance companies. Medical billing and coding is an important… Continue reading General Overview of the Medical Billing and Coding Process

Billing Practices That Can Be Costly Part II

In part II of this article we will further discuss costly medical billing practices. In some cases, these have led to the loss of medical licenses for false reports include billing unnecessary services, double billing, upcoding or altering CPT codes, unbundling and false diagnoses. Unbundling is when you charge separately for a visit or a… Continue reading Billing Practices That Can Be Costly Part II

Five Benefits of Hiring Medical Billing Agencies

Medical billing agencies can provide a wide range of benefits to healthcare practices. These companies work with all sorts of healthcare providers to managing insurance claims, patient payments and most other aspects of the financial end of business. They often hire accountants and legal consultants to ensure that the companies they work for are given… Continue reading Five Benefits of Hiring Medical Billing Agencies

Billing Practices That Can Be Costly – Part I

Obviously, to receive proper reimbursement it is very important to have accurate coding practices for all health care practitioners however; here are several reasons. A group that is often involved in the billing process is nurse practitioners. Generally they are billing for their own services or they may be using a billing form (superbill) provided… Continue reading Billing Practices That Can Be Costly – Part I

EMS and Fire Department Billing Solutions, Help in the Midst of Chaos

Chaos is hard to control. Working in the medical industry, including EMS and fire department, may be filled with chaos everyday with patients; if not patients, then paperwork to catch up on billing. News reports show some patients don’t receive ambulance billing until well after trips to the hospital. The amount of time between hospital… Continue reading EMS and Fire Department Billing Solutions, Help in the Midst of Chaos