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Re: Employees working at home
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2012, 04:21:20 PM »
I am also going to intervene with another observation., it may not be received well but I assure you I have only the best intentions in mind.   Our network has over 7500 billers, more than half are billing companies.  The ones I have actually WITNESSED failures all seem to have a common denominator.. an owner who has NO experience, no education and just wants to hire, cut payroll and make bank.   I see it over and over and over again. Some I have even taken on as mentorees for their "sub contractors" or "employee's.    I can HONESTLY say since we've been doing this since 2000 I know of only ONE company who's owner has NEVER been hands on and has succeeded.. yes there are always exceptions to the rule.  BUT... one of reasons he succeeded.. was because his WIFE was the brains/experience behind the business.    Now I just want to make another observation but I do NOT want to be misunderstood as being sexist.. this is strictly from experience only and what i have seen over the years doing this....It is mostly the "men" who believe they can put together a billing company, hire sub contractors or employee's.. do payroll and rake in the profits.  I think the reason this is, is because let's face it.. men still believe they are the "providers" and I really am NOT saying this as a stereotype, I promise it's based on what I've SEEN over the years and witnessed first hand. They normally do NOT work.   If you want a billing company, and you want it to be successful, competitive and compliant... YOU must be hands on or you will fail.   That is fact.   If you really want to own ANY business where you don't want to do the work, learn the industry, I think your better off with an MLM or other business opportunity.. THIS is not the business to play with. 
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Re: Employees working at home
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2012, 04:57:33 PM »
http://www.moneyandbusiness.com/business/accounting-taxes/accounting/5-best-online-medical-billing-service-companies 

I gave this link before.

One is a public company and records are freely available. Four are private but still we can tell plenty about them from information available.

Here is what I found.

1. The founders are not involved in the day to day business.  I cannot tell if they ever were, my impression is that they  were never involved in the operation. They are ALL men.
2. The founders are doctors or MBA or IT people.
3. At least two companies were IT companies before they got involved in Medical billing. One company has a logo that says " An IT company ".
4. They all outsource their work, they will tell you if you call them, I did. They freely admit that they outsource off shore. Two say that they " outsource locally ". One company stated that they had 1500 billers working at their location in Islamabad, Pakistan and another 2000 billers at another location in Kashmir. The addresses of these locations are available.
5. They operate through a network of sales people (not billers); I did not think that the salesmen were particularly well informed about medical billing. The salesmen freely admit that they are salesmen not billers.

There are lot of things you can tell about them.
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Re: Employees working at home
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2012, 06:44:36 PM »
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1. The founders are not involved in the day to day business.  I cannot tell if they ever were, my impression is that they  were never involved in the operation. They are ALL men.
2. The founders are doctors or MBA or IT people.
3. At least two companies were IT companies before they got involved in Medical billing. One company has a logo that says " An IT company ".
4. They all outsource their work, they will tell you if you call them, I did. They freely admit that they outsource off shore. Two say that they " outsource locally ". One company stated that they had 1500 billers working at their location in Islamabad, Pakistan and another 2000 billers at another location in Kashmir. The addresses of these locations are available.
5. They operate through a network of sales people (not billers); I did not think that the salesmen were particularly well informed about medical billing. The salesmen freely admit that they are salesmen not billers.

This is what I was talking about..this is what gives our business the rep it has. 
Linda Walker
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www.billerswebsite.com