Author Topic: Just an FYI - Better to be prepared!  (Read 1480 times)

HeidiK

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Just an FYI - Better to be prepared!
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:49:37 PM »
Hi everybody!

I came across this article and at first I got defensive while reading it...  Then I put it into perspective and thought how great it was to know what docs are being told - this way I can be prepared!

http://managemypractice.com/the-danger-signs-of-picking-the-wrong-medical-billing-company/

Many of the points are valid, but sometimes can't be avoided.  This is where the "being prepared" part comes in - plan a reasonable answer ahead of time.  Not too many people like to be caught off-guard and for the person who is interviewing you, the perception of hesitation or "stumbling" for an answer might be taken as an attempt to cover-up or hiding the truth.

Just something to think about...
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Re: Just an FYI - Better to be prepared!
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 09:10:45 AM »
Very interesting article.  I LOVE the title!  I can see where some can be defensive or even offended but as a billing service I think that it is SOOOOO important for providers to ask those questions.  Too many bad billing services out there.  Providers do need to be careful.  I can also think of another question that they should ask:  Does your billing service have access to your accounts receivable?
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Re: Just an FYI - Better to be prepared!
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 01:09:45 PM »
First, I LOVE that website. They have GREAT articles.
2nd, I wasn't offended at all. I look at it this way, it''s an asset to those of us who have either been doing this a while, and have made it not only a career but a passion. I take my job very seriously, to me I hate the term MEDICAL biller. I'm a practice manager and I own a practice management company and consulting service. I also like knowing too, what doctors are thinking. It was because of a similar article that I decided about 3 years ago NOT to have "A software". Instead I work with any existing PM system the potential client has in place, wants to work in or has worked in. Totally their choice. I don't pay per provider fees, I have no confusion with data conversions, life is good since I changed directions. PLUS.. doctors LOVE the diversity.. they can't believe I'm not making them switch software. Heck I even have a tiny little PHD still on Medisoft. LOL  I love articles that tell the truth and don't gloss over things. That was the main reason I started PMRNC was to give people the opportunity to KNOW the business they claim to want to get into and get to them BEFORE they sunk thousands of dollars into a business opportunity or bogus correspondence school that promised them "jobs".



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