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Medical Billing Software => Medical Billing Software Questions => Topic started by: DavidZ on May 22, 2009, 09:31:05 AM

Title: RE: Clearinghouses
Post by: DavidZ on May 22, 2009, 09:31:05 AM
If you would have a small home billing company with 2-3 clients at start would you bill direct or go with the clearing house?
Which would be the easier route?
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Title: Re: RE: Clearinghouses
Post by: Michele on May 24, 2009, 07:18:18 AM
That would depend on your software and its capabilities.  For example, in order for me to go direct with my current software I had to buy a separate electronic program which costs a little bit of money.  If I only had a couple of clients it wouldn't be worth it.  But with the number of clients I have, it's more than worth it.  There are free clearing houses out there, like Availity, which makes sense for someone starting out, if your software is compatible.  If you have a way to go direct that is not too costly, that would be great.

Hope that helps!

Michele
Title: Re: RE: Clearinghouses
Post by: DavidZ on May 26, 2009, 09:14:30 AM
Thanks Michele, you make a great point
I will check into free clearinghouses

David