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Re: provider's question
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2010, 06:51:27 AM »
Congratulations!  That is wonderful.  You can check with Office Alley to see what their protection is.  I am not specifically familiar with Office Alley but all web based softwares have laws that they must follow regarding PHI and protecting it.  MH providers always think that their info should be more protected but in reality, ALL PHI must be protected.  Assure her that it is safe and ok for MH, and do a KILLER job!  Sounds like it won't take much to impress her.  Rrom the sounds of it, her biller wasn't doing very well!

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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2010, 03:08:29 PM »
so i think i got my first client  ;D for a super low reimbursement (in my eyes), but i will specify it in the contract that we will be signing, that we shall re-visit the compensation in few weeks. still exciting, as she is my very first client that i even talked to. she is concerned about old accounts as her old biller didnt bill like half of them.. i think i got her excited about office ally, as she had no clue about online softwares and she uses mental something something and from what she showed me (she is not really a computer pro), it was not too user friendly.. she wants me to check if office ally is safe for mental health, because she thinks mental health cannot be billed through online software...  ??? it is ok to use office ally for psychiatrist right? so once i ensure her it is, i need to start with data conversion.. thanks to this forum i have a plan for that too! ;) thank you guys for keeping this forum alive, i dont even think i will need to go anywhere else in the next few weeks while setting this new account up ;)

Office Ally is just a clearing house, not a PM software.

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Re: provider's question
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2010, 03:18:21 PM »
i meant office ally as a clearinghouse plus their practice mate system.

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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2010, 03:25:15 PM »
i would not use Practice Mate for any large clients. I am marketing to NC Mental Health providers that provide community support so I can just use NC webclaims. :-)

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Re: provider's question
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2010, 09:40:19 PM »
You can bill MH providers in PM and OA......You can download OA's user agreement from their site regarding their HIPAA/HI-TECH policy.
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Re: provider's question
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2010, 11:00:33 AM »
Congratulations Erika!  My first client was a psychiatrist as well and I am sooo grateful for that.  I think it was a good way to get my feet wet and work out my workflow etc.  There are usually just a few codes to bill and pretty straight forward.  Onward and upward!   ;D

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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2010, 11:16:53 AM »
thank you! i signed the contract with her yesterday. i wrote my 5 pages long contract on my own and i am very proud of it, it covers everything i need it to cover. later on i will definitely get an attorney to review it though. this client is only for cash recovery for the last 4 months, because i was just a few days late and she already signed a contract with someone else for the current billing. i am still grateful tho, because this way at least i see if i can even do it when working on the past claims, instead of jump right into it and have her rely on me to keep the flow of the money coming without delays. this way i can also take my time to do a little research and figure it all out. i tell you guys, i was getting my marketing plan ready, thinking of lunches, cold calls, advertising.. i got on craigslist last friday and sent out 5 emails responding to ads from local people looking for billers. got 2 responses, first, chiro, wouldnt do it because i had no previous experience with his specialty - but we still emailed back and forth about this like 3 times. the second, my psych, resulted in my first client:) i know im lucky but want to let you all know, that responding to ads is also a way..:) thank you all for your support!!

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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2010, 02:38:45 PM »
thank you! i signed the contract with her yesterday. i wrote my 5 pages long contract on my own and i am very proud of it, it covers everything i need it to cover. later on i will definitely get an attorney to review it though. this client is only for cash recovery for the last 4 months, because i was just a few days late and she already signed a contract with someone else for the current billing. i am still grateful tho, because this way at least i see if i can even do it when working on the past claims, instead of jump right into it and have her rely on me to keep the flow of the money coming without delays. this way i can also take my time to do a little research and figure it all out. i tell you guys, i was getting my marketing plan ready, thinking of lunches, cold calls, advertising.. i got on craigslist last friday and sent out 5 emails responding to ads from local people looking for billers. got 2 responses, first, chiro, wouldnt do it because i had no previous experience with his specialty - but we still emailed back and forth about this like 3 times. the second, my psych, resulted in my first client:) i know im lucky but want to let you all know, that responding to ads is also a way..:) thank you all for your support!!

I have gotten all my providers from Craig's list, and they are PIA's, but its business. Ironically, they are chiro, psych, and mental health as well. Oh yeah 1 DME. must be something with that specialty

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Re: provider's question
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2010, 02:57:39 PM »
lol, i have to admit, that my first impression from both of these providers was, how stingy they are! but, making a lot doesnt always mean spending a lot on paying for services you are getting i guess.. i would have never even thought of it, but oh well, craigslist did it for me:)

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Re: provider's question
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2010, 08:01:00 PM »
sometimes it comes from being "burned" by the inexperienced billing services. they don't want to put a lot of money into something and not get nothing out.

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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2010, 08:52:28 PM »
OK now my Craigslist ad must truly be subpar.  I've gotten NOTHING from it but I keep trying.   :)  I feel there should be something coming from it so I will hold out hope.  I got my first client by direct mail and following up and I received my next client while meeting with the first and they noticed the decals on each side of my car.  (That was awesome)  I've answered ads and I'm working on more good leads so slow and steady wins the race.
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Re: provider's question
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2010, 02:21:17 PM »
We got one of our best clients by responding to their ad in the paper for a biller.  They had never considered a service, and didn't even know they were out there.

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Re: provider's question
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2010, 08:25:08 PM »
the thing about craigs list is this is spam central. they post "fake" ads in order to send you click it ads, or something from africa about you getting money.

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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2010, 09:34:22 AM »
I agree with that Charlene.  I do have an increase in spam.  There are a whole lot of people who have a great money offer for me, who are official people of their countries government, with access to multi million dollar accounts, that they need someones help in the US to get it.  (Now that is one heck of a run on sentence.)   ;D
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Re: provider's question
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2010, 02:15:32 PM »
Has anyone received unpleasant responses when replying to medical billing ads from Craigslist?  I received one today and was just wondering what's the difference between posting an ad for a medical biller on Craigslist then having a problem with a service responding to it?  The ad did not say 'Services Do not contact' or anything.
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