Archive for The Month of March, 2005

Archive for the Month of March, 2005

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the month of March, 2005.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the month of March, 2005.

You can browse this month's archives by clicking the "More" button from any of the excerpts below.

DME Supply Prior Authorization?

Why is it that a DME supplier can go through the proper channels, get a DME supply authorized by an insurance adjuster and/or case manager, get a negotiated non-reviewal price for this equipment and then have to waste a great amount of expensive time to fight for what was agreed upon in the beginning? I’m finding out that more times than not, this authorization isn’t worth the paper it is written on. You have to appeal a payment with the claim payor that has been significantly reduced from the negotiated, non-reviewable fee. Sometimes, after being persistent and getting berated by these adjusters, who now say it’s not their problem, you

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Medical Billing and Coding Professionals

Every doctor’s office needs an individual or medical billing firm proficient in medical billing and coding to succeed in today’s world. Without this individual or firm, the practice sets itself at risk to fraud charges, unpaid claims and cash flow problems. The practice is very interested in limiting or keeping these situations from happening, which is why a medical billing & coding professional is so important. Medical billing and coding professionals focus on patients’ claims, communicate with insurance companies and federal agencies in order to obtain payment for the practice. There are careers available in medical billing and coding in hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, insurance companies and obviously a medical

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Unruly Patients – Knowledge is Power

Every practice has them, the sad, the mad, and the just plain bitter. Patients that are unhappy with co-pays, deductibles and out of pocket expenses. Prescription prices are up and so are premiums. How does a front desk or outsourced management team cope? In a word, education. Remember that customer service is still the easiest product to deliver in any profession. Staff and support team members who are willing to step up to the plate and deliver information in a sincere and confident manner can weather any patient fury. For those practices that lack an information source in a hurried front office consider info sheets explaining how new plan yearly

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Work at Home Medical Billing Career?

Proper medical billing is an important aspect of the medical field, primarily involving processing insurance claims. Work-at-home medical billing opportunities are everywhere, but most lack important information. Coding standards make it relatively simple for anyone to learn the tasks required for medical billing. While there are many ways to acquire medical billing training, working as an independent home processor is far more difficult than just learning proper input and coding. Advertisements commonly suggest medical billing is an easy job done from the comfort of your home, but in reality typically require running an entire medical billing business, including recruiting clients to provide work volume. Rarely can an actual medical billing

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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