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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: Alice Scott on February 29, 2008, 08:06:02 AM

Title: Welcome Members!
Post by: Alice Scott on February 29, 2008, 08:06:02 AM
We want to welcome you to the new Exclusive Medical Billing Membership!

We would ask that you please post responsibly!

We are here to help you with your questions, but we are in no way
planning to "run" your business for you. If you have "services" that
need to be done, we would be happy to talk to you about that.

There are a few things that we ask of you:

- This membership area is for helping our members with their questions,
NOT for you to find new business! No advertising, or solicitation allowed.

- Please look through the forum to see if your question has already been
answered before posting.

- We are all professionals here, so please refrain from talk that is not
honoring to fellow members.

Thank you so much & we are glad to have you here!

Team Alice & Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: riafat on November 15, 2008, 03:05:51 PM
hi Team Alice & Michele

My name is riafat Sadiq and i am medical biller.
I hope it will be very helpful for me to learn medical biller.

thanks

Riafat Sadiq
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Traice Robinson,CPMB on April 08, 2009, 02:09:05 PM
 :) Hello My name is Traice Robinson,CPMB I live in Baltimore and the owner of Trinity Medical Billing,LLC wwwmytrinitymedicalbilling.com

I would like to welcome all
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on April 08, 2009, 03:03:55 PM
Charlene Hargrove CPMB, in NC..........welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on April 09, 2009, 07:37:35 AM
Welcome Traice! Glad to have you on board!

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: rdmoore2003 on April 17, 2009, 01:54:43 PM
How do you become a full member?
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on April 17, 2009, 09:12:58 PM
Do you mean of this forum?  Once you sign up you are a full member.

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on April 19, 2009, 03:53:56 PM
Do you mean of this forum?  Once you sign up you are a full member.

Michele


i guess they mean the title. when u join it says newbie, some say full member, others have moderator/administrator
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: dedwards on May 03, 2009, 04:50:32 PM
Hello,
I'm a biller in a new facility and look forward to sharing information (although it may be a long time before I have any to share!).  This is a great site, and I appreciate the opportunity to belong to this group.
Debbie
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on May 03, 2009, 08:21:47 PM
welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: rdmoore2003 on May 04, 2009, 01:58:20 PM
yes exactly.   Why do some members have newbie?
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on May 04, 2009, 06:38:45 PM
Once you have been on for some time and have made a certain number of posts, that changes.

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Steve Verno CMBS, CEMCS on August 08, 2009, 09:13:53 AM
IM a newbie to here but have been around in this business for 37 years.  I am a certified coder and a certified biller. MY specialties are family practice, pediatrics, emegency medicine, urgent care, appeals, AR Recovery, provider contracts and provider enrollment.  I just need somewhere to sit after I do my daily walk.   Thanks
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on August 08, 2009, 10:06:05 PM
Glad to have you.

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: mom30 on August 17, 2009, 11:51:18 PM
Hi, My name is Tanya and I have been taking a Medical Claims/billing specialist course to be certified since January.  I will be done in two weeks or so and wondered what help I could get from your site in order to start my own business. I would like to be able to stay at home with my 11 month old.
thanks for any advice or help you can give
tanya
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on August 19, 2009, 06:33:13 AM
Hi Tanya,

    Congratulations on completing your course.  Do you have any experience in the medical field, or in business?  Not that it's required but it can be helpful.  Hard to give too much advice without a little more info about yourself. 

Thanks
Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: BC3 on September 01, 2009, 12:38:29 PM
Hi all,
I'm Ben Colman and my business is Practice Plus Medical Billing Management, LLC. I've completed medicalbillingcourse.com, have read and reread Green & Rowell's Understanding Health Insurance and am learning all I can wherever I can. I'd appreciate  suggestions about good sources of information about medical billing. I look forward to learning from all of you and helping when I can.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Puddyn01 on October 21, 2009, 08:13:29 AM
Hello! I am a communty college Medical Billing & Coding Instructor and am happy that I found this site.  Things have changed a lot since my days in the medical office, so I look forward to having a forum where I can find answers to questions from students that I may not be able to answer.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on October 22, 2009, 08:31:10 PM
Glad to have you on board.

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: oneround on October 26, 2009, 01:24:56 PM
I am new to this site and actually stumbled upon it while working with my students in class one evening.  I have navigated through many of the questions and answers here and have found that this fourm has alot of very knowledgable professionals.   Glad to be aboard
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on October 26, 2009, 06:21:16 PM
The more the merrier  -  usually.  Just Kidding!  Glad to have you.

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: PMRNC on October 26, 2009, 08:12:34 PM
Gee Michele I think you are loving taking my words today.. LOL  DITTO.. more the merrier :)

Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: NuBiker on October 30, 2009, 12:41:16 AM
Hi Folks !!!
I'm NuBiker, from Southern California. My wife is a psychologist, in private practice.
I have been doing her billing since March 2009. Before taking over the billing duties, I took a billing/coding class at the local evening adult school, and took another class at the local R.O.P.
I also do her bookkeeping, prepare the next days charts, and anything else she needs done to make her job easier. From time to time I try to remind my wife that I am retired!!! I hope this will be a part time job, but for now I am working 45-50 hours a week, LOL.
I feel like I am reinventing the wheel!!!
I am so glad to find this forum, I hope I can pick up some pointers, as well as contribute back to this community.
Best Regards,
Nu
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on October 31, 2009, 07:57:05 PM
If only my husband would do anything to make my job easier!  LOL

Welcome.
Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on October 31, 2009, 09:49:04 PM
husbands are diseases, but can be cured easily by divorce  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: kwardbilling on January 07, 2010, 02:41:38 PM
Hello All:  I'm a newbie......  Is there an area here to set up your profile, i.e. put your picture etc and background on...?

I have a full time job as an administrative assistant at the local high school.  I was asked by one of our school psychologists to learn billing for his private practice.  That was three years ago....went by fast!  Anyway, I now have three clinicians that I am doing billing for.  I am really enjoying this site.  Constantly learning, sometimes get scared when I realize what I don't know!  So far the clinicians I am working with are very small and have a small private practice along with another job either in the school system or another facility. I purchased Therapist Helper by Netsmart Software three years ago.  I am currently updating to electronic billing.  I am beginning to wonder if that was a smart move, it's actually pretty expensive, and I'm not sure it's necessary right now.  I think I was duped into believing it was going to mandatory very soon, but from reading on this site, doesn't look like it's happening that quickly.  At this point in time, I am charging by the session, but I don't have any contracts.  I am  HIPPA compliant.  I am hoping to get either 1 large practice or a couple more small practices and eventually retire from the high school and work full time doing the mental health billing.  I felt like I was running along pretty smoothly, but am wondering if you think it's necessary, other than to protect myself, to have a contract?  I felt because the practices are small that I was ok doing it this way?  Any thoughts.....

Karen
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on January 07, 2010, 08:21:51 PM
If you click on profile, there is a way to upload a picture, and some other housekeeping items. 

Anyway, glad you are enjoying the site.  In reference to whether or not you need a contract:  even though you are small, it is better to have a contract.  Especially since you plan to grow.  A contract is protection, and without you are vulnerable.  I know you are only working for a couple small 'friends', but this is the time to iron out a contract so you are ready for the bigger fish.

Good luck

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: kwardbilling on January 17, 2010, 11:30:38 AM
I am curious, are most of you members certified in someway in the medical field, i.e. billing, coding etc.  I have no education, self taught.   No certification.  Do you think that's necessary if I've been doing this for three years now and have been pretty successful? I noticed Kaplan has a course, but it's pretty expensive and I'm kind of thinking it's nothing I can't learn on my own

Thanks for your thoughts
Karen
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: margemib on January 17, 2010, 02:18:42 PM
Hello everyone just like to say Michele & Alice has the best forum around, itís very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I have some of the books Michele and her Mom Alice have written and they are GREAT! They care about other billers out there trying to make it.
My name is Margie Finlay known on this forum as margemib
Let me also state that some of the advice you will get on this forum are from Linda and Charlene also great caring knowledgeable billers.
God Bless You All!
margemib
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on January 17, 2010, 05:02:49 PM
Thanks Marge...

Kward, this is JMO on self taught billing. Nothing beats experience No matter how much you are taught, until it is applied it won't mean anything to you. Now on the other side though, there are a lot of people who jump into this field who totally screw up a providers revenue. I have a friend who is now trying to clean up a mess a biller made. I started in Medical, and ended up with DME billing experience. I have never done Chiropractic, but as soon as a provider contacted me, I was downloading NC medicaid guide to billing, medicare guide, its LCD's, and the most common DX, billing errors, bundled charges, issues etc. I have a very nice guide for billing for a chiro. I NEVER accept a client that I can potentially drive into the ground. What stands me out above a lot of billers is that my bottom line isn't the money, but my reputation. If I keep that up, the money will come. I love to learn, and I love challenges. I will take a class, a course, purchase a book, talk to another experienced biller if I feel that I have a provider that is more than I can handle. I will with no remorse gladly say to someone " that isn't my current field of expertise in billing, but I know a wonderful biller that you can contact" I do not like learn as you go. You are dealing with someones livelyhood, their revenue. An error on a billers part can hold up AR for month's. I have had 2 referrals from this group because of my knowledge in DME billing. They don't like DME and refuse to do it, so they gladly send them my way (thanks so much). Do they view it as losing 2-3K per month?? No they don't, and this is why both referral sources are successful!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: kwardbilling on January 17, 2010, 07:29:05 PM
Hello....thanks for the opinion. That's exactly what I've been doing.  I was asked to do dental, but told them at this point in time I'm concentrating on the mental health area.  I've been doing for three counselors for three years and they are extremely happy.  I just lost one, but it wasn't because he wasn't happy it was because he was going to start doing the billing himself in the office.  He's experienced with management.  I've been doing exactly as you've said, studying the web and resources where ever I can get them, and taking classes with different insurance companies.  I just wasn't sure that it was worth it to spend such a large amount of money just to say I have a certificate, when I seem to be functioning quite well.  I think I'll save that money and maybe at some point in time when I'm ready to branch out spend it to learn more in a specific area....thanks again for the opinion..
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on January 18, 2010, 08:21:24 AM
I agree with Charlene, the best training is experience.  However, there are many out there who will say "you must be certified".  Everyone has there own thoughts and opinions on it.  If you have been doing this for 3 yrs, and you are comfortable where you are, I don't see the need.  Charlene is right (again!!!!), if you don't know a field, it may not be a good idea to jump in.  I have taken specialties I'm not horribly familiar with but only if I am comfortable.  For example, I've done a lot of PT, Chiros, etc, when I got a call from a speech therapist.  I hadn't specifically done ST however, my daughter gets ST, I use to process ST claims, and I'm familiar with the codes.  I didn't have a problem taking them even though I had no specific experience.  I was familiar enough with the field I felt comfortable.  If you have a resource to help you, that's great too. 


Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on January 18, 2010, 07:05:28 PM
Yes Michelle, I got my certification as an "addition" to my experience. I am one that will take experience over certification, but having both makes you a double threat!!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on January 19, 2010, 08:55:56 AM
It certainly can't hurt!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: PMRNC on January 20, 2010, 09:28:57 AM
I have to agree, it's my personal experience and opinion that the certification held is ONLY as good as the education you received to get it. There are still Associations out there that will tell you it's necessary, needed, etc. The bottom line is that any certification should be reviewed first on the merit's of that educational program/course. Don't buy into those selling you a few alphabets after your name so they make a few bucks. LOOK at the educational material provided and ask yourself if it will BETTER enable you to do your job.. don't look at the certification. I have NEVER been asked by a client to produce these certifications. When I do offer them up they have no clue who of the group/association behind the certification.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: MBP on January 21, 2010, 07:17:46 PM
hey you guys, i havent checked this forum in a while now and there is so much new here! i have some great news, i have just got my cmbp and just yesterday did cmrs, although i see the posts about the need of certification and opinions vary.. well my next step is to start a business with the surgeon i bill for, just one other provider at the beginning.. so i will be here a lot in the next few week, absorbing all the good advice and asking for help!:D
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on January 25, 2010, 06:58:53 AM
Congratulations!  Sounds like a great start.

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Lisa@srts-inc.com on April 22, 2010, 08:25:53 AM
Hello all,

I am new to the site and am pleased to have a great place to post questions and find resources.

I part own a medical billing and transcription company in Massachusetts, we have been in business over 15 years and I have over 24 years of medical billing experience.

Glad I found this site!

Lisa Marshall
www.srts-inc.com
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on April 22, 2010, 08:37:57 AM
We welcome you and your 24 years!! I'm sure you will be as much of an asset here to us as we may be to u.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Lisa@srts-inc.com on April 22, 2010, 10:59:13 AM
I hope I can be.

I will try to get on here as much as possible.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on April 25, 2010, 06:48:14 PM
We're excited to have you!   ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on June 23, 2010, 08:53:31 PM
I'm not sure what is going wrong, this question posted ok. 

Anyway, anesthesia is billed separate from the surgery.  I'm not really what you are referring to though when you say 'two exceptions for types of services that are not included and can be billed separately from the CPT Surgical Package".

If you click on this post, then click reply, type your response then click 'post'.

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: cinda on August 03, 2010, 07:33:59 PM
Hi, I would like to know if the courses that the association offers are self-paced, specifically the facility certificate.
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on August 08, 2010, 03:26:09 PM
Not sure what courses you are referring to?
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: medauthor on August 09, 2010, 09:53:22 AM
Quote
Hi, I would like to know if the courses that the association offers are self-paced, specifically the facility certificate.

Hi Cinda,

I believe you are referring to the PMBA, as I rec'd a message from you.  Yes, the Facility Billing Course is self-paced.  The required book is Alice and Michele's UB-04 E-book.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: patelpm on October 21, 2010, 08:08:49 AM
Had a question about credentialing with health insurance companies. Is it possible to get credentialed with two years of residency training? I have completed two years of internal medicine residency training. Thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: naomi53 on December 13, 2010, 11:07:04 AM
Hi. My question is about the new workers compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines. Billing under Physical Therapy the referring MD says shoulder 3x week for 6 wks diagnosis shoulder sprain.  I would like to know how to use a more specific diagnosis along with sprain shoulder.  A physical therapist treats the symptoms of the injury or disease of the diagnosis.  Please advise so we can have a game plan under the new Medical Treatment Guidelines.  Thank you
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on December 13, 2010, 11:43:20 AM
Naomi53, are you in NY?
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Post by: Steanie on February 20, 2011, 08:36:02 PM
Hi my name is Celest and I have an associates degree in Medical Billing and Coding. I am currently working towards getting certified for both the coding and billing. My goal is to open a medical adminstrative service in my town. I plan to not only help my clients but employees as well. I desire to open an office  that continues to grow and educate both the clients and employees regarding billing, coding and claim processing. I look forward to coming to this forum throughout my phrase of preparing to opening my office soon. I will be purchasing your books and some of your courses as well to create my dream of owning my own business. Thank you for such a great site.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on February 21, 2011, 07:13:46 AM
I should have read this post before I answered your other one!  My bad.  Anyway, it is an interesting concept.  I would be curious to know more of your idea.

Best of luck!

Michele
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Billergirlnyc on July 25, 2011, 12:49:03 AM
Just wanted to say hi!!  :) Name is Dee live, work, and bill in NYC. Currently finishing-up courses in chart auditing and coding. I've done every type of medical billing their is  ;D I love the board and hope to visit as often as I can, and will be purchasing some of the books.

Dee.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on July 25, 2011, 10:22:17 AM
Hi Dee!  And Welcome!  We enjoy having people willing to share their knowledge with others!
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Post by: laurahartman on April 16, 2012, 03:51:15 PM
This is an awesome forum! Wish I would have found it sooner!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on April 16, 2012, 07:29:00 PM
Glad to have you!  ;)
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Post by: meagnash on July 13, 2012, 01:09:05 PM
I am so glad I found this forum online! I look foward to learning even more as I continue to try and build my medical billing business :)
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: codingnerd81 on November 10, 2012, 04:03:07 PM
Hello everyone how are you

I would like to say I am a newbie to billing and coding.  I currently attend Virginia College in Florida and am learning many new things every day.  This forum will only enhance the experience that I have and help me to gain knowledge.

To all those that run this site, and to its contributors, thank you.

Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on November 13, 2012, 09:37:56 AM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Paper Michelle on December 28, 2012, 02:43:45 PM
Thanks for the welcome note!  I am new to this Forum as of a few minutes ago!  Gettin' on track at the years end.  I am in search of an unusual topic though.  (Well, new to me anyhow).
Insurance reduced a (current) payment due to over paying previously claims.  I have to adjust 4 different claims (other patients/visits) in order to recoup enough to pay the claim that was shorted in the current payment. I have all of the paperwork to show me what they adjusted and how much.  I'm not to sure what amount to adjust though.
The claim was sent with the wrong CPT code.  So the insurance paid the higher amount.  To help you see, here's some numbers.
Claim 115 - CPT 90801, pd 92 w/no adjustment = 23 bal.
They are reducing the payment by 25.59. 
If I reduce the claim by 25.59 (debit) the total is 48.59.  So, do I then go back into the visit and do a credit adjustment?  The total the patient should be paying is only 16.60.  She's made a co-payment of 4. So, when all is said and done, she should only have a 12.60 balance. 
I don't understand how to get there 12.6 from 23. and do all the right math etc.

Have a thoroughly confused everyone?  Does this look right: 115.-92.+92.=115 - 4 = 111. - 66.41 = 44.59 - 31.99 = 12.6 (next line is words to match numbers - orig. chg - ins. pymt + ins pymt = orig chg - copay = new bal. - correct ins. pymt = bal - ins. adj = new copay bal.

Is there a simpler way to do this?  Can anyone help me?
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: PMRNC on December 28, 2012, 03:51:15 PM
Quote
Insurance reduced a (current) payment due to over paying previously claims.  I have to adjust 4 different claims (other patients/visits) in order to recoup enough to pay the claim that was shorted in the current payment. I have all of the paperwork to show me what they adjusted and how much.  I'm not to sure what amount to adjust though

I have terrible head cold so I'm going to forgo the math and tell you how I handle that situation. I take and adjust EACH claim separately. Sometimes if it's a bit complex, you can reproduce the corrected claim, mark it as submitted/complete (however your PM software handles that) and post correct payment and if it works out per claim, just void out the original. Just make sure you do NOT delete, it will hurt the audit trail.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: pamela77 on February 14, 2013, 09:50:23 AM
Hello my name Is Pamela and I am a student. I really love my career choice but I ran into a dead zone. I am having problems with Advance Coding and want to give up. I'm reading here how many years each off you been in business and I'm inspired. Where can I find help
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on February 14, 2013, 06:44:32 PM
Pamela,
   You really need to be more specific with what it is you are looking for.  Help with what exactly?
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Post by: sharonb on February 20, 2013, 11:08:42 PM
Hello! I coordinate our medical front office program and teach medical office procedures and billing classes at our community college. My purpose in joining this group is to continue to learn. . .so I can continue to bring "real life" into my classroom.
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Post by: carflorida on March 19, 2013, 03:40:31 PM
I am new to medical billing and coding.

Is it possible to change my user name to SOTW?
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Post by: ChiroCare Claims on May 20, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
Hello Everyone,

I am new to the forum and would like to know how I post a new topic message. Do I use the My Messages - Send a message to create a new topic post?

Thank you,
Kimberly
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: ChiroCare Claims on May 20, 2013, 03:02:34 PM
Hi All,

Please ignore the last message, I found it!

Thanks,
Kimberly
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Post by: adelaine041 on July 01, 2013, 01:26:41 AM
Hi everyone I am Adelaine. :) I would like to share and discuss about medical billing stuffs. I hope I find it here in this forum.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: PMRNC on July 01, 2013, 09:37:04 AM
Hi Adelaine, welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Loyal Servant on August 15, 2013, 08:10:07 AM
Figured I would throw my hat in here.
I have been working on the technical side of medical billing for about 8 years now.

Currently working for a medium sized billing company maintaining the in-house system.
I see a lot of folks here have a lot of good info, especially for a guy like me that has
to figure a lot of this out.


Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: RichardP on August 15, 2013, 01:53:01 PM
Welcome LS.

Do you care to share where you are, name of the system/software you maintain, and whether it is based on Windows SQL Server or some proprietary code?
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: PMRNC on August 15, 2013, 04:27:07 PM
I'd be curious too as to why you would call yourself any kind of "servant"? 
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Loyal Servant on August 16, 2013, 08:48:48 AM
The name has just stuck with me for 20 years or so.
It's from my old game playing days... long story.

I am trying to figure out how much I can share because the nature of what I do and just how competitive it is.

As far as the software.. it can use a number of backends but the two most likely backends would be MySQL or MSSQL.
It's possible to use Pervasive or Oracle but it would require some additional modification.
There are a lot of MySQL specific UDFs but they are not impossible to move to MSSQL.

The software itself is totally proprietary with the exception of some commercial libraries. (controls, etc)

As far as the name of the system, I gave it a name but it actually did not have one.
People referred to it as "the system" and I hated that.
When I took it over I had to name the thing.... :)
"The system" seemed so 1984.


Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: RichardP on August 16, 2013, 12:01:46 PM
You said what it could use as a backend.  I'm curious what it actually does use as a backend.  In the near future I will have some questions about tying an Access front end to a MS SQL Server back end.  I'm just trying to figure out whether I can make a mental note that you might be a resource to turn to if needed.

Based on your response, I assume proprietary does not mean a commercially-available package such as Office Ally, AthenaHealth, Epic, Kareo, Allscripts, e-MDS, etc.

Can you tell us what part of the country you are locate in?
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Loyal Servant on August 16, 2013, 12:27:35 PM
I am in the southeast.
The applications are currently using MySQL as a backend.

And yes, proprietary as in it's developed in house.
I am the lead developer and there are 2 of us that work on the application.

It's specifically for EMS.

Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: RichardP on August 16, 2013, 02:11:05 PM
Thanks for the info.  And, again, welcome.

I invite you to join the conversation at the following link if/when you have any interest.  At Page 2 of this link, Billergirlnyc picks up on my comment.  I talk about needing an HL7 interface.  But for those systems using SQL as a back end, the front end can be tied directly to it without needing an HL7 interface.  You no doubt know more about that than I, so any comments are welcome.

http://www.medicalbillinglive.com/members/index.php?topic=7230.msg22235#msg22235
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: solace on November 01, 2013, 03:11:42 PM
Hey guys!

I've been working in the field of medical billing and coding for the past 3 - 4 years now.  From the very beginning, I aspired to start my own business but at the suggestion of a few teachers and supervisors I gained significant experience in the field.  Now I'm making the big step into building my own business, first from home, and idealistically expanding.  I hope with your help, on the forums as well as from the guides from medicalbillinglive, that I can achieve my dream of a successful business. 



...this is very scary for me but I'm trying to stay strong.


Thanks!

Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: farhana on January 07, 2014, 02:17:15 PM
Glad to get on this forum.
I got my CPC-A last year and from that time looking for internship, extership or enrtry level job but could not get any lead yet.
Me in Apopka, FL. Can Anyone help finding one?

Thanks,
Farhana
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on January 11, 2014, 08:21:00 AM
Hang in there Farhana.  You are definitely in an area that there should be billing jobs available.  Have you tried but been looked over because you don't have actual experience?

Apopka is just north of Orlando in case anyone doesn't know.  I had to look it up.   :)
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: AnthonyMBA on March 13, 2014, 09:14:19 PM
Hi Everyone -

My name is Anthony and I specialize in the business aspects of medicine. After losing a small piece of my finger to a deli slicer, I started stuffing envelopes for a medical billing company while finishing college. I gradually worked my way through every aspect of the medical billing process and learned everything that I could. Because of my background, I would provide strategic business analysis and planning, financial reporting, and developed value-add applications...eventually they started farming me out to do outside consulting for them. At some point, I figured that if they are making buckets of money off of me then I might as well do it on my own :)

Glad I found this site. I don't post daily, but try to add helpful information whenever possible.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Merry on March 13, 2014, 10:28:51 PM
You have been exceptionally helpful already and we are glad that you are here.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on March 17, 2014, 03:36:29 PM
Welcome aboard Anthony!  The more the merrier (no pun intended Merry :) ).  Anyway we are so grateful to all of those with (or without) experience who are willing to share.  It's what makes this forum great!
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: ramesh4bca on November 20, 2014, 12:38:09 AM
Hi,

I am Ramesh. I'm working in Medical billing company as biller and have 6 years of experience. My thought, I will get more information about Medical billing industry.

Thanks,

Ramesh.
Title: I'm new!!
Post by: alp.jeffrey on January 14, 2015, 10:56:15 AM
Hi! My name is Amy and I'm a RHIT and have been for 10 years.  I am currently a part-time employee at a Urology office with four doctors.  I do everything from record releases to surgery coding.  I'd love to get in contact with other Urology coders if there are any out there :)
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: mzankareswaran on July 20, 2015, 07:47:27 AM
Hi I am Sankar...
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: vbmedicalbilling@gmail.co on August 28, 2015, 10:56:40 AM
Hi everyone.

I just wanted to introduce myself and my billing company. I am a certified medical biller and I've worked in the clerical field of healthcare for at least 25 years. For the last 17 years I've worked in every aspect of patient and insurance billing and collections. I've worked in such specialties as: Orthopedics, Family Medicine, Urgent Care, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Behavioral Health.

I just started my medical billing business about 3 years ago and decided to focus on behavioral health, physical, occupational and speech therapy. Also I am currently studying for the CPC exam to become a certified coder. My company is: VB Medical Billing, LLC.

Please feel free to contact me and/or connect via LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/vbmedicalbilling

Warmest regards,

Vanessa
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on August 30, 2015, 04:28:14 PM
Welcome Vanessa!  Glad to have you.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: partnersbilling on September 30, 2015, 12:15:08 PM
Good Afternoon all. My name is Peter. I am part owner of Partners Billing a small medical billing company based in Houston TX. As we are trying to grow the business, I was looking for a forum to learn some new tricks from other billers. This forum seems very active which I am glad to see. I hope to be a contributing member!

thanks,
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on October 01, 2015, 08:08:56 AM
Welcome aboard Peter!  Hope you will find some helpful tips.  You will find many here willing to share.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: kingsley on June 08, 2016, 03:24:28 AM
Hi I'm Lazarus, Kingsley. I have just stepped into medical billing Transaction process.
Hoping to clear all my clarifications as a fresher..  Thank you...
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on June 08, 2016, 11:18:03 AM
Did you have a question??
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: GodBlessNY on October 05, 2016, 09:22:00 PM
I work as a representative in a medical billing dept. My main tasks are to verify insurance information and to write appeals for partial payments. I purchased your books on appeal writing and billing. They are very helpful! I look forward to learning a lot! God bless!

Bob
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on October 06, 2016, 09:35:41 AM
So glad to hear they were helpful!  That is why we wrote them.  :)  Hope you visit the forum often.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: DrMancime on September 19, 2017, 03:57:30 AM
I'm glad to be on this forum, I hope to find answers to my questions and, if possible, respond to others. Thanks to the creators of the forum for this opportunity.
Title: Re: Welcome Members!
Post by: Michele on September 19, 2017, 09:41:51 AM
Welcome!