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Happy Lucky 13!

This January, Medical Specialty Billing, LLC, celebrates its “lucky 13th” year! Since its start in January 2000, the company has grown from a small local billing center to a nationwide practice with clients from Florida to Washington state. However, business … Continue reading

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Doctors, is your billing staff making you look bad?

Yesterday I spoke to a friend who called me for advice regarding a bill that had gone to collections. It seems that his daughter had seen a specialist.  Prior to the visit to the specialist, my friend called his insurance … Continue reading

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Is HIPAA too controlling?

I spoke to a doctor friend the other day who was understandably upset when she told me about a patient of hers who died because she didn’t have insurance and didn’t want to go to the ER because of lack … Continue reading

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I cant get no….communication (satisfaction)

Poor communication between staff and patients and between staff members can make a good doctor look bad. Patients can become upset and feel like they are not important; that their health is not important to the doctor even if the … Continue reading

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“You’re late! You owe me for my time.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/02/earlyshow/main20086787.shtml Before I had my own billing company I was in practice management. The article on CBS immediately took me back to office staff training and the daily pain of providers and timeliness. If you Google “billing doctors for running … Continue reading

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Transparency in Medical Billing

Transparency ( behavior) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Transparency, as used in the humanities and in a social context more generally, implies  openness, communication, and accountability. It is a metaphorical extension of the meaning a “transparent” object is one that … Continue reading

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Tornados, Floods and Fire and Cloud Based Practice Management Software

We have had some natural disasters lately that have made me think of more than just the awful things that have happened to people. I can’t imagine what it would be like to go through all the devastation that has … Continue reading

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Outside Medical Billing services can decrease monetary loss due to embezzlement or fraud

Doctors and practice administrators do not like to admit that embezzlement happens. Fraud can occur to the best of practices. I have seen the after effects of fraud first-hand when I was hired to help clean up after a practice … Continue reading

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Should a Medical Practice Outsource Insurance Billing

Many practices like to keep their billing in the office because they like the feeling of control.  A warm body of either a biller or a staff member performing billing services in the office can give practitioner a great sense … Continue reading

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