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Zeecy

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Re: Saving EOBs
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2010, 04:07:44 PM »
Just checked back after a while - what a fun thread!  First, thanks for the info.  Second, it's kind of nice to see other people billing for their husbands too.  :)

To clarify, I am an independent contracter & my husband is one of my clients.  I don't see how that makes him my boss!  Semantics?  You decide!
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Re: Saving EOBs
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2010, 06:18:35 AM »
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To clarify, I am an independent contractor & my husband is one of my clients.  I don't see how that makes him my boss!  Semantics?  You decide!

Not in this generation hon, I'm with you.  And I got married in a catholic church and the word "obey" was not in my vows and if it were I wouldn't have agreed to it :)   ::) ???
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 01:01:14 PM »
He is the BOSS, you answer to him!! He pays your salary..........*smile*

Most people think being self employed you are your own boss.....in reality, you have multiple bosses!! Everyone of my clients is my boss. They PAY me to do their billing. Yes it is semantic and it is how you look at it.

all jokes aside, i actually believe in the sanctity of marriage and the vows, its just people no longer (men and women) believe in the joined as 1. Its always about self, and sadly one of the reasons marriages fail.

N E way..........I hope you continually find good humor in the forum!!

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Re: Saving EOBs
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2010, 05:18:13 PM »
No, Charlene, sorry I'm not agreeing with you, she is a private contractor by her own definition, not a salaried paid employee, he's not her boss, not in marriage nor on the job, this is 2010.  PLUS you said the joining of 1. Therefore they are one and there is no boss  ;) ;D ;) ;D :o
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2010, 05:38:49 PM »
like she said semantics. my opinion boss. and the marriage is separate from the employment. as husband and wife they are 1, as employees they are 2. she works for him. JMO. when you work for someone, or someone HIRES you, they are your boss!! I own a bar. I paid for it, I hire employees I have no boss. I am a contractor, I solicit business from people. they HIRE me, they are my boss!!  I have to please them, or lose business. again its just my opinion, and how I view things. Everyone of my clients are my boss. Its harder being on your own then people think.  All I do is own the company, but who do I answer to.....my clients

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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2010, 08:35:32 PM »
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To clarify, I am an independent contracter & my husband is one of my clients

Love it!  That is too funny ;D
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Re: Saving EOBs
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2010, 03:51:55 PM »
To each his own, it's I guess an opinion, but I generally don't view the relationships in business like that. If my husband were to work with me, he'd be doing just that.. working with me and since we are married we would be partnerships. If I were a doctor and my husband the biller, we'd still be partners in business. Even the IRS would agree with me.  ::)
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« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2010, 07:15:57 PM »
To each his own, it's I guess an opinion, but I generally don't view the relationships in business like that. If my husband were to work with me, he'd be doing just that.. working with me and since we are married we would be partnerships. If I were a doctor and my husband the biller, we'd still be partners in business. Even the IRS would agree with me.  ::)

can you show me that tax law....i would think one is the owner, the other employee

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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2010, 07:08:25 AM »
It's a state of mind, not a law.  Some married people are truly partners no matter what the situation, etc.  And some are definitely not.  Sounds like we have a perfect example of two opposites.   :)

Marital property by law is 50/50 so if the husband owns a medical practice the wife owns 1/2.  I honestly would look at it the same way as Linda.  Whether I was the Dr, or my husband was, we would be in it together as partners.

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Re: Saving EOBs
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2010, 08:34:14 AM »
I think I do more bossing than my husband does!

Actually, I work mostly w/ the office manager who is in the office while I'm at home.  He's the liason between me & the doctors, which is quite funny when that includes my husband, but I guess healthy! 

Also, there's always a history, right?  While my husband is the doctor, I'm the one that worked to put him through medical school & residency.  (He was only one year into med school when we got married.)  There's a give & take.  I think of us as true life partners, but I don't really think of myself as a partner in the practice.  Maybe 1/2 owner as his wife, but as a business relationship I'm the biller.  I don't have half the medical education he has just b/c I'm his wife, do I?  So he's the Mr. Important Doctor (male egos, don't try to fight it!), & I'm the Mrs. Important Where-Would-You-Be-Without-A-Biller Biller.  Works for us!

(Oh, & there's no "obey" in Jewish weddings, so we're all good!)

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Re: Saving EOBs
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2010, 09:51:23 AM »
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Marital property by law is 50/50 so if the husband owns a medical practice the wife owns 1/2.  I honestly would look at it the same way as Linda.  Whether I was the Dr, or my husband was, we would be in it together as partners.

Yes, and that makes logical sense since a marriage is a partnership anyway.
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2010, 01:34:15 PM »
It's a state of mind, not a law.  Some married people are truly partners no matter what the situation, etc.  And some are definitely not.  Sounds like we have a perfect example of two opposites.   :)

Marital property by law is 50/50 so if the husband owns a medical practice the wife owns 1/2.  I honestly would look at it the same way as Linda.  Whether I was the Dr, or my husband was, we would be in it together as partners.



I understand the state of mind..... and I would agree that marriage is a partnership..I can also agree in theory that property is 50%, however when one spouse WORKS for the other one, if you file married filing separate, you don't file as the owner, you file as an employee

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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2010, 05:18:16 AM »
I Love it!! ::)
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2010, 07:37:50 PM »
I do my wife's billing. I don't mind her being my boss at all, LOL. I think it is because I admire her so much because she is such a tireless worker. I can barely keep up with her!!!
What amazes me about my wife is how quickly she can change from being boss, to being my wife when we get home from work.
She will work a 10 hour day (I come and go as I please), then ask me what I want her to make for dinner.
I always tell her - You don't have to cook !!! I can't see having to work outside the home and come home and do more work. I sure wouldn't do it!!! But she's as good a wife as she is a boss. I am so blest to have her.
Oh - I keep the patient's EOBs with the chart. And we keep our charts for 10 years before shredding them.
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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2010, 12:11:02 AM »
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