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How Physicians Manage Their Practice With Medical Billing Services

May 6, 2008
Physicians today have many responsibilities scheduling appointments, filing paperwork, upkeep of the office, and all done while caring for their patients It can seem like an insurmountable problem when the physician has to set time aside to bill their clients and insurance companies.

It may seem like all they have to do is just fill in the blanks and send it off, however there is a lot more involved and the physician has to take time away from his or her patients to get it all done.

When a physician has to take the time to sort through insurance paperwork, he or she has less time to spend with patients. This can lead to a physician turning away patients because he or she does not have the time to see them.

Medical billing services were developed to assist physicians in managing their medical practices. It allows physicians more time to care for patients and less time sitting in their office staring at stacks upon stacks of paperwork.

Statistics indicate that an average of thirty percent of all medical claims sent to insurance companies never get paid. The total amount that is never paid each year is staggering, however there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Medical billing services can guarantee up to a ninety eight percent return on the claims that they process, making it cost effective for even the smallest practice.

What many physicians do not take into consideration is that there is a cost to process each claim with an insurance company. This cost can reach as high as ten dollars per claim. A Medical billing service can reduce this cost to only a fraction of what is charged to physicians.

Another aspect of billing is that the physician must wait up to three months before the insurance company processes their claims. This can create serious financial hardships for the physician if he or she cannot meet their weekly or monthly financial obligations. Medical billing services file their claims electronically and monitor each one to ensure that the repayment period is days and not months. When a physician uses Medical billing services, the amount of errors and rejections are reduced to almost none.

The rules, regulations and laws regarding insurance and billing change or are updated frequently. This means that a physician who does their own medical billing has to struggle between keeping current with all of the updates and caring for patients. It can seem like an endless battle. Medical billing services can help because they are up to date on any changes that are initiated.

By using a medical billing service, the physician is free to care for more patients and give each one more of his or her attention.

One of the greatest advantages of Medical billing services is that any physician can use them. Whether it is a practice with a hundred doctors or just one, each physician will receive the same quality service.

Medical billing services are available to any type of physician whether he or she is a podiatrist or a pediatrician; Medical billing services can assist with all medical billing issues and concerns.
About the Author
Peter Geisheker is CEO of The Geisheker Group - marketing firm. One of the types of clients that Peter helps are medical billing companies
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