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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: ammedbill on May 13, 2011, 10:45:00 AM

Title: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: ammedbill on May 13, 2011, 10:45:00 AM
I have a medical billing business in Nevada and have been approached to bill for a physician in Florida, do I need to obtain a business license in Florida to bill for this physician. I will not have an office in Florida, all claims submissions will be handled out of my office in Nevada. Thanks
Title: Re: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: medbilleror on May 13, 2011, 05:52:29 PM
I wouldn't think you would need a license to bill for a Dr in Florida, but you might want to check with your state and see what the laws are.  I'm in Oregon and I bill for Dr's in Florida and don't need a business license. 
Title: Re: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: ammedbill on May 14, 2011, 01:52:36 AM
Thank you for your reply, I do have a business license in the state I am in, I just wasn't sure about having to get one for Florida,
Title: Re: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: PMRNC on May 14, 2011, 02:55:59 PM
Not sure about licensing or registration but in general you have to follow both state reg's/rules. Means no % based billing in Florida.
Title: Re: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: Michele on May 16, 2011, 06:44:32 AM
I do not believe FL requires any licensing.
Title: Re: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: QueenAlicia on May 19, 2011, 12:37:03 PM
You know that some people still bill as % in some states that consider it fee splitting.  I don't know how they are not aware of this but I get the impression either they don't care of that they do WHATEVER the doctor/provider wants. I read posts on Linked In and the people who know of fee splitting speak up and say "hey your state considers this illegal" and they continue to do it. SMH shame
Title: Re: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: PMRNC on May 19, 2011, 01:33:26 PM
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You know that some people still bill as % in some states that consider it fee splitting.  I don't know how they are not aware of this but I get the impression either they don't care of that they do WHATEVER the doctor/provider wants. I read posts on Linked In and the people who know of fee splitting speak up and say "hey your state considers this illegal" and they continue to do it. SMH shame

The sadder part is they think they are doing it FOR the provider. the state says nothing about the billing company can't charge a percentage, the law says the PROVIDER cannot enter into a fee-splitting arrangement. It's the provider's Neck on the line and the billing company's contract isn't worth the paper it's typed on in court. I don't get it either..
Title: Re: Medical Billing in another State
Post by: billingandscanning on September 08, 2011, 04:47:48 PM
Ammedbill, do you get an answer about the license requirements in Florida? I was looking at doing billing in Florida and just wanted to know if you got an answer and can share it.