Medical Billing

Most of what is done in patient accounting (aka patient financial services) is fairly simple and routine. The days of only paper claims are gone (but not totally eliminated). These days, if registration has done its job, and the departments have done their jobs, and your charge master is up to date, most of the […]

As a consultant, every once in a while I’m asked to come in and assume the position of interim director of patient financial services. There’s a difference between going into a position where you know you’ll only be there for so many weeks as opposed to knowing that you’re coming in as a permanent employee. […]

Here’s a common scenario played out in business offices across the country. The words are different but the issue is the same; this one is health care related. Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash A phone call comes in and your staff person picks it up. “Hello, this is Mary. How may I help you?” […]

Medical billing in general is pretty easy stuff. These days, most bills go out automatically, priced and coded. Where problems occur is when the coding is off; it either delays bills going out or it causes insurance companies to reject them, which affects cash collection. TheeErin via Compfight Incorrect coding crosses many borders. It could […]

Do you believe hospital prices are too high? What about fees from physician offices? HA! Designs – Artbyheather via Compfight If so, you’re not alone. Everyone has had to deal with a hospital or physician bill at some point in their life, whether for themselves or family members. Most people talk about how the cost […]