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Medical Billing Process Blog Posts

5 Qualities to Look for in a Medical Billing Specialist

Patrick Dougherty

Healthcare practitioners often interview many medical billing specialist when trying to fill a staff opening. However, it can be difficult to distinguish a top biller from one who is merely competent, especially with the limited time physicians have to conduct interviews. Nevertheless, the importance of this decision to a practice’s success requires the selected candidate to have adequate experience in the right activities. For example, candidates who have worked in a doctor’s office for years don’t any experience in actual billing if they only did data entry during that time.

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Medical Billing Process: Gross vs. Net Collections Rate Explained

Patrick Dougherty

There remains some confusion among practitioners about how much importance to assign gross collections and net collections rates, and their usefulness as reliable indicators in determining performance. Too often, a provider reads a report showing a drop in gross collections rates, and worry about what they might be doing wrong. Here’s why they should not worry:

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Medical Billing Process Improvements to Increase Revenue

Harold Gibson

With profit margins shrinking alongside tightened standards and regulations, it is essential to shore things up on the supply side. Fortunately, new techniques provide opportunities to improve medical billing process. Here are just a few of the best practices for 2017.

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6 Key Steps of a Successful Medical Billing Process

Harold Gibson

As complex and complicated as medical billing can be, it is entirely possible for things at your  medical practice to actually run smoothly and go as planned. When this happens, a claim is created and only has to go through the process once instead of having one or several steps repeated. This drastically speeds up the time it takes for a claim to be paid. That is why it is so important to work with experts in the medical billing field. Unfortunately, many people simply think they are experts even when they are not. Just in case you are not sure whether your practice has everything under control, here are the six key steps of a successful medical billing process: 

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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