Archive for the Week of June 3, 2005

Archive for the Week of June 3, 2005

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of June 3, 2005.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of June 3, 2005.

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

How to Choose A Medical Billing Service

How to Choose A Medical Billing Service:When a physician chooses a medical billing service, there are several things to consider before making a final decision. First, you have to decide what you want your medical billing service to do. Some just handle insurance claims. Others help with collecting money from patients. And some provide extensive practice management services. Medical billing services submit insurance claims one of two ways: on paper or electronically. It is important to choose a medical billing service that does electronic submissions as much as possible. This will result in quicker claim acceptance and payments from insurance companies. Physicians must also consider what medical billing services charge

In or Out of Network: Picking a PPO Physician

When you belong to a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), you will usually be asked to choose a physician that belongs “in-network”. What does in-network mean? It means that the insurance company has arranged with a network of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers to provide healthcare to its members. Usually this network of providers has agreed to provide services at rates that are much lower than normal, in return for more business from insurance companies. Insurance companies do this to keep their costs low. Choosing an in-network doctor usually costs less for the consumer. Often PPO’s agree to pay most or all of the cost of a visit to an

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