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Alice Scott

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I have posted this question in both Software and Starting a new business because it has a little of both.

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I have a growing medical billing business in business for about 1 yr and growing faster than i can keep up.  I currently use ezclaim as my software .  while my software is very inexpensive it is very manual.  I am interested in looking into purchasing new software that does more of the work for me. recommendations?   
Aliyya

 
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Hi Aliyya,
Congratulations!!  Getting started is the difficult part.  If you are growing already after one year, you are doing great!
How many clients do you have now? 
How many do you anticipate in the next year? 
Do you work at this business alone or are you expecting to hire one or more employees in the next year or two. 
All these questions make a difference. 
As you grow, you want to make sure your software is reliable.  You can’t afford to lose your information.
 
We’re still working on our software comparison and hope to have it ready by summer.  I don’t know if you’ll be able to wait that long. 
 
We really like the Lytec ourselves and find it very reliable.  They offer enough versions to take care of all the questions I asked you in the beginning.  If you’re interested in the Lytec we have a great reseller to purchase from who is very helpful. – Deanna McMerty at 732-780-6896. 
 
If you’re not in a hurry to purchase, we might have some more information for you in the next few months.
 
Let me know where you are at.  If you do decide on the Lytec and call Deanna, I’d appreciate it if you would mention our name – Solutions Medical Billing.  She gives us credit.
 
Alice 

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Hi Alice,
Thank you for responding.  First let me say I appreciate your service.   I have been billing for 30 years and always have I needed a co-hort to assist with coding issues as well as other billing issues.  Your service gives me some peace of mind because as you know no matter how long you have been billing change is consistant in the medical billing industry. When I started this business I already was billing for 1 dentist and 1 MD.  Since May of 2007 I have added 4 Doctors and 1 Dentist. In the past 2 weeks I have pickup 3 of these providers!  I would like to pick up an additional 5 Providers over the next year.  I have 1 person helping me but she is handeling the 2 Dentists while I concentrate on the MD's.  I am entertaining the thought to hire a data entry person within the next couple of weeks to free me up from entry and then I can concertrate on follow-up and other billing issues.  However, cash flow is still an issue mostly because of the untimely payments from some of my providers.  To say all of that, I am not financially stable yet and buying software is an issue for me because of that.  However, I have spoken with Deanna and I am looking at purchasing within the next couple of months.  Please keep me informed on the software comparison you spoke of.  I thank you again for your fast response to my email and your wonderful service.  Incidently, I am going to purchase a couple of your books next month, I eventually want all of them!
Aliyya
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Hi Alice,

I have been a medical biller for about 6 years.  I have been an office Manger for the company I work know for 9 years.  I am looking to start a billing service out of my home and don't know were to start.  I was wondering if you could give me some type of start point.

Thanking you in advance,

Theresa Incarbone

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Hi Theresa,

With the experience you've got with medical billing, you've got a good start.  Your experience will give you a solid foundation to start.  What you need now are clients.  In your medical billing experience, did you come into contact with any providers that you can contact to see if they would be interested.  I would use all possible contacts.  Then you need a good practice management system and the ability to send the claims electronically.  You may be interested in some of the books we've written.  Here are links to more information on each book.

How To Start Your Own Successful Medical Billing Business at http://www.medicalbillinglive.com/medical-billing-business.shtml

12 Marketing Strategies To Grow Your Medical Billing Business at http://www.medicalbillinglive.com/medical-billing-marketing-strategies.shtml

Good luck with your endeavor.  Make sure you bookmark this forum so you can ask questions in the future and our website for articles on billing.  Also, our informational website address is http://www.solutions-medical-billing.com .  Have you subscribed to our free newsletter?  We send out lots of good tips.

Alice
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Re: looking into purchasing new software
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 08:50:25 PM »
Hi, I am new to this site but after reading the the topics and previous responses I am excited about being apart of this. I am a new start up billing company. I have over 20 years in health insurance, billing and collections. I worked for a major insurance company and then over the past 9 years changing my career over to the billing side working for a billing company and a major hospital in my city billing for doctors based in the hospital. I am now going to do this for myself. I have been searching for software and now and I have made a decision to go with medisoft. I want my first client to be a single doctor internal medicine that is still using paper claims to medicare and other carriers. I can be a help to those practices. Also I plan to do direct mailings to market myself to those doctors once I get the list of doctors. Does anyone want to offer any suggestions on my plans? Also is web based software better as a startup or server based? Thanks

Angela/ Florida


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Re: looking into purchasing new software that does more of the work for me
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 07:18:22 AM »
Answers to this post on another thread, under Medical Billing Software, Medical Billing Software Reviews,  New start up and needing to purchase softare and sign first Dr.


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