Practice Automation Made Affordable & Simple

Practice Automation Made Affordable & Simple

Many physicians struggle to find and retain qualified staff to run the insurance claims side of their practice. In Jacksonville, Fla., where the local economy went into recession, hiring was a particularly painful process. PracticeSuite Helps Jacksonville Practice Clear Up $900,000 AR Backlog In fact, an inability to engage experienced billing staff led one Jacksonville internal medicine practice to accumulate $900,000 in accounts receivable (AR). Although the practice implemented PracticeSuite’s medical billing software in an effort to streamline and improve...

Review of Elation Health Medical Billing Service—5 Stars

Review of Elation Health Medical Billing Service—5 Stars

In our review of the 10 best medical billing companies, ElationHealth Medical Billing Service comes in at number 2 with a five star rating based on: Revenue cycle performance metrics, experience and specialties supported, client responsiveness, integrated technology, and over-all customer satisfaction. Physicians with Elation Health’s Clinical First EHR can take advantage of its billing services to automate billing code entry. Codes can flow directly from a visit note to the practice management system—and vice versa. The service also provides...

Near Zero Collections – To Healthy Cash Flow – Emery Medical Solutions

Near Zero Collections – To Healthy Cash Flow – Emery Medical Solutions

Near Zero Collections – To Healthy Cash Flow – Emery Medical Solutions It was a healthcare provider’s worst nightmare: six months with collections at near zero the result of switching medical billing services. Nor was it a simple technology or communications problem—the billing vendor promised collections in the 90-percent range to lure the Center in, then completely failed to interface with their imaging records systems. Emery Medical Solutions, based in Apopka, Fla., is a comprehensive state of the art diagnostic...

Poised for Growth: 2 Ways Practice Management Software Can Help

Poised for Growth: 2 Ways Practice Management Software Can Help

Starting a medical practice is tough enough, but running one can be even tougher in the long term. Practice owners or managers have to contend with a variety of challenges, including keeping up with the latest in regulations and laws while simultaneously balancing budgets with patient satisfaction. Combined, these challenges can become difficult for one person or even a team to manage, but thankfully, there are software options available to help. Practice management software solutions can streamline everything from scheduling...

Expert Interview: Dianna Watkins of Billing Therapy Solutions on Billing Challenges for Therapists

Expert Interview: Dianna Watkins of Billing Therapy Solutions on Billing Challenges for Therapists

Dianna Watkins, owner of Billing Therapy Solutions LLC, is a medical billing auditor business owner who has more than 16 years experience in healthcare. Here she shares about her experience with revenue cycle management and the challenges facing therapists when it comes to medical billing. Read on: Tell us your story. How did you get into revenue cycle management? Sixteen years ago I took a position as an office manager of a Speech Therapy clinic without any previous experience with...

Patrick Dougherty of M-Scribe Billing Services on Trends in Revenue Cycle Management

Patrick Dougherty of M-Scribe Billing Services on Trends in Revenue Cycle Management

Patrick Dougherty is the GM and VP of Business Development at M-Scribe Billing Services. Patrick has worked in the RCM field for more than 20 years helping practices in every possible area, which includes medical billing, coding, credentialing and renegotiating payer contracts. Here he discusses how M-Scribe is carving a niche in the RCM marketplace and about the billing challenges facing practices today. Read on: Tell us your story. How did you get into revenue cycle management? I was the...

Kari Behlmer of Administrative Billing Solutions on the Evolution of Revenue Cycle Management

Kari Behlmer of Administrative Billing Solutions on the Evolution of Revenue Cycle Management

Kari Behlmer is the founder and sole owner of Administrative Billing Solutions Inc., a leader in revenue-cycle and practice management for small medical practices. We recently asked Kari about the changes she’s observed in revenue cycle management in recent years and how she helps her clients weather these changes. Here’s what she had to say: Tell us the story behind the Administrative Billing Solutions. In 2000 I began thinking about starting my own medical billing business, to afford me the...

Expert Interview Series: Matt Dallmann of VGA Billing

Expert Interview Series: Matt Dallmann of VGA Billing

Matt Dallmann is a Co-Founder of New York City’s VGA Billing Services, and specializes in out-of-network medical billing. Here he talks about some of the challenges related to out-of-network billing and offers his insight on the current climate of revenue cycle management. Read on: Can you tell us the story behind VGA Billing Services? My business partner, Paul von Gahl, and I started VGA Billing in 2007 as the “anti-billing service” billing service. Paul had been an independent consultant for...

Practice Management Hack #6 – Checking Insurance Benefits, Eligibility Verification

Double Checking Demographics & Eligibility Verification Inaccurate or incomplete patient demographics are the number one cause for claim rejections. Insuring that thorough and accurate patient information is obtained and recorded is the second step of the revenue cycle. The following tips can empower front-office staff, optimize your patient demographic information collection—and improve patient satisfaction in the process. Is education available for your front-office staff? These employees are the portal for the business office as well as your patients, and they...

Revenue Cycle Postmortem? Part 1 of a Series on Revenue Cycle Management.

Mastering the Revenue Cycle Maze The revenue cycle used to be a cycle, not a maze. Today, it’s a critical aspect of every practice that needs insightful and careful management. Collecting the amount you’re owed, and doing so in a reasonable amount of time is imperative for the survival of your medical practice. If the revenue cycle maze has you lost, consider these ways to stop cash outflows before they drain. Conduct monthly financial meetings. Although a postmortem, it is...