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Medical Billing Software

More than ten years ago medical billing records were committed on paper. The advent of computers and the introduction of reliable medical billing software have largely phased out the paper system of keeping medical billing records. Today’s healthcare providers have realized medical billing software ensures their reimbursement claims are facilitated in a secure and efficient manner. Medical billing software also tracks each patient’s medical and insurance billing and accounting, all to the benefit of patients. Here are three benefits inherent in the use of medical billing software as compared to the paper based systems. 1. Medical billing software improves staff productivity, as easy to use medical billing software improves efficiency.

By: Melissa C. - OMG, LLC. CEO on February 11, 2005

How Much Can I Make Doing Medical Billing?

How Much Can I Make Doing Medical Billing? How Much Can I Make Doing Medical Coding? I receive many emails asking how much can I make doing medical billing? Or How much can I make doing medical coding? Well that has no definitive answer because it is dependent upon how you go into the field, are you going to be a medical billing clerk, a certified coder, a billing company owner and so on. I will discuss what I know to be an average salary in the U.S. for a billing clerk and a coding specialist as well as explain the job requirements for each, but being a company owner

By: Melissa C. - OMG, LLC. CEO on January 6, 2005

Shocking Medical Billing Survey

An online survey completed this year by Medical Association of Billers showed some interesting stats from the world of medical billing. Responding to the survey were professionals from billing companies, single provider practices, group practices, hospital medical records, hospital outpatient, ambulatory surgery and insurance carrier. The survey results were divided into 6 categories, each representing a geographical region of the nation. For my analysis of the results I have combined each of the stats and divided to come to a national average based upon the results, and a few of those numbers are discussed here. First let me say that Outsource Management Group, LLC. has no interest in the results

By: Melissa C. - OMG, LLC. CEO on December 9, 2004

Consulting Charges vs. New Patient Visits

I thought I would post these thoughts today; as these billing issues have continued to pop-up frequently. As coders, we know that there are many instances when a Consultation charge would be applicable to bill for a physicians’ service. These codes include 99241-99255 However, time and time again I see this mistake occuring when billing for my own client’s who code their superbills. The OIG has issued many intensified directives when billing illegal Consultation charges. I believe that the best example would be as follows to describe the difference and when to use and when not to use a consultation charge. If Dr. Happy refers a patient to obtain an

By: Melissa C. - OMG, LLC. CEO on December 1, 2004

New Online Based Consulting Services

We at Outsource Management Group, LLC are happy to announce that we have added an online consulting service to our professional services to assist medical billing and coding colleagues, as well as physician’s who have there own in-house billing staff with tough billing, coding, compliance and management questions. Have you ever had trouble finding the correct code for your claim? Have you seen an increase in denied claims? Have you had trouble filling out your claim forms properly? Have you ever had trouble finding the correct modifier to use? Have you ever had any HIPAA concerns or issues? Do you need assistance with the correct usage of CPT, ICD9 or

By: OMG, LLC. - Corporate Entries on November 29, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving from OMG!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the staff of Outsource Management Group, LLC. We sincerely hope that you have a safe and happy holiday season.

By: OMG, LLC. - Corporate Entries on November 24, 2004

OMG Moves Into It’s New 1200 Sq. Ft Location on 17th Street

Medical Billing Firm Moves Into New Location and Unveils New Website After Growing 200% in the First Year. Outsource Management Group is an industry leading medical billing & medical coding outsourcing company providing physicians with complete practice management solutions nationwide.The release of the new website and medical billing blog are indicative of Outsource Management Group’s commitment to being a leader in the industry by providing the best possible service and latest information and news. Outsource Management Group, LLC was born in early 2003 in a small home office but soon outgrew that office requiring the move to its current, much larger facility. Since moving into the current facility, Outsource Management

By: OMG, LLC. - Corporate Entries on November 24, 2004

OMG and Overseas Billing Outsourcing!

I thought this deserved at the very least, a small mention here. We receive emails and phone calls almost daily trying to get us to outsource our billing to some company overseas. It is getting so bad that it seems to me that everyone in India must be sitting in a room somewhere putting data into a computer for probably a very minimal income, while the owners of such companies get rich. I also feel it should be mentioned that we have taken a number of clients who have some serious dissatisfaction with american companies who do outsource overseas. They mentioned complaints of no payment, slow payment and more. My

By: Melissa C. - OMG, LLC. CEO on November 24, 2004

Medical Billing Software, Where To Start?

Have you performed a search lately for medical billing software on Google? It brings up approximately 1.2 million results, now mind you, alot of these sites have nothing to do with medical billing software, and alot of those that do sell the same software. I have no idea how many different types of medical billing software there are, nor do I care because there are only a couple of applications that I would recommend anyway. Those being Medisoft and Medical Manager. These 2 medical billing software applications perform essentially the same functions but with their own flare and various added features, however the prices vary quite a bit depending upon

By: Melissa C. - OMG, LLC. CEO on November 17, 2004

Medical Billing Opportunities

Before you pay for a medical billing at-home business opportunity, please read this. If you are looking for a home-based job using your computer, advertisements for medical billing may be appealing. These ads appear on the Internet and in the classified sections of local newspapers. They often claim that you can make as much as $20,000 to $45,000 a year working from home full – or part-time – no experience required. The Better Business Bureau warns consumers to be careful. By responding to such ads you may be asked to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for software and other materials. Complaints to the BBB about medical billing opportunities allege

By: Melissa C. - OMG, LLC. CEO on November 8, 2004