Archive for the Week of May 24, 2005

Archive for the Week of May 24, 2005

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of May 24, 2005.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of May 24, 2005.

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

Physician credentialing – What Is Involved in the Process: Part 2

Physician credentialing – what is involved in the process: Part 2 will discuss the application package and everything that you will need to know about it. After your interview was made, usually the recruiters will send the physician an application package with everything needed to apply for the job. If you are going to submit an application, you will need to make sure that you send in all of your information that of which includes: all of your personal information, both of your undergraduate and graduate degrees, your licensure as well as your certification, you will need references, malpractice history and disciplinary proceedings and last but not least, also be

Physician credentialing – what is involved in the process: Part 1

Physician credentialing – what is involved in the process you ask? There are several steps and processes involved in physician credentialing, so hang tight. The first thing that I feel that I should mention to you, is that when you are selecting what we refer to as a “locum tenens company,” you should always, and might I repeat always, make sure that the company/firm will be dedicated to providing you with “risk management.” You need to make sure that you have risk management for the client that is recruiting the physicians, as well as the physician themselves. You must absolutely not have a brief interview, and consider everything to turn

Exactly What Is Medical Billing, Anyway?

Medical billing and coding is how healthcare providers, big and small, get paid for services rendered. Over the past decades, medical billing has become more and more complicated. The practice of assigning this important task to a receptionist, administrator or bookkeeper has all but fallen by the wayside, with healthcare providers opting to hire specially trained personnel instead. The reason is simple. In today’s highly litigious society, it behooves medical practitioners to make sure their medical billing and coding work is accurate and correct. Only in this manner can a lawsuit or a messy claim be avoided. The physician, hospital, or HMO can then get back to their real business:

Healthy Insurance Claims

These days, when it comes to medical billing and coding related practices, health providers must sit up and pay attention…or risk paying a high price. To be effective, medical billing and coding must be accomplished by a professional trained for the job. Creating the patient account, charge entry, payment posting, denial posting, reconciliation, returned mail, refunds, provider data bases and updates, adjustments and write-offs, are just the tip of the iceberg in this important field. Accurate, transparent billing and coding methods minimize provider risk and result in fewer claims denials. A trend is fast developing to assign these demanding medical billing and coding related tasks to companies that specialize in

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