Calculator or Stethoscope: Which Do You Choose?

We’ve yet to talk to a physician who went into medicine because he or she wanted to run a billing department. But plenty of doctors find themselves doing just that. The biggest reason is a mismatch between theory and reality. In a perfect world, physicians would focus all their time and energy on treating patients, but without someone at the helm of billing it wouldn’t last long. Even in rural health settings where payments are capitated and simplified, the effort...

Better Patient Satisfaction – Less Lunch [Medical Billing Insights]

One of the more popular trends in health care today is increasing the availability of health care providers to patients. One way to do this is to add non-traditional hours. Ways of increasing availability via extended hours Adding extra hours for patients doesn’t have to mean increasing your payroll or overhead costs. Rather, it involves thinking of non-traditional ways to better serve your patients. This can mean extending your office hours with smaller staff as well as changing your scheduling...