Professional Medical Billing Services
Professional medical billing services are relevant and exist to ensure
that practicing physicians, providing much-needed services, collect the
highest reimbursement amount deserved for procedures performed. It's
important to understand that hiring a results-oriented medical biller
takes patience and time. You see, medical billing is not a profession
which a prospective employee can just walk into; this position demands
experience, knowledge and a complete understanding of the medical
insurance billing industry.
If a physician isn't maximizing his accounts receivables, it is perhaps
due to the fact that he is employing under-qualified personnel. This
practice will negatively affect the physician's bottom line. If this is
the case, consideration should be given to hiring a professional medical
billing service; by doing so any such physician would ensure the business
side of his or her practice is being handled properly.
Professional medical billing services typically offer a trained staff of
individuals who can take care of every billing need for a medical
Insurance companies are somewhat difficult with which to work if you do
not know the "ins and outs" of how they function, and claims are often
denied for just a minor reason. If a professional medical billing service
is submitting claims, they are aware of the typical reasons for insurance
claim denial, and therefore, assure that the claims are submitted
accurately and promptly each and every time, guaranteeing a prompt
When a professional medical billing service is contracted with the
practice, it will no longer be a burden on the physician and his staff,
and therefore, they will be able to focus solely on patient care.
Professionals will work on the claims and submit them to the insurance
company through electronic methods. Electronic submission will assure the
claims are received by the insurance company within hours, thus allowing
a speedy claim payment.
Professional medical billing services will also make sure that the claims
go through the electronic process error and problem-free, consistently
monitoring these claims to ensure there are no difficulties. If by chance
a problem does arise, it can be corrected immediately and resubmitted.
Please also keep in mind that professional medical billing services are
known to have success rates of ninety percent or more.
Whether the practice is large or small, a professional medical billing
service will assure that payment from the insurance company will be
received swiftly; this could be the difference between success and
failure. The majority of professional medical billing services will work
for any type of practice, no matter the physician's medical specialty.
In summary, a physician owes it to himself to seriously consider a
professional medical billing service and what this important decision
could mean to his practice's health and well-being. I wish you the best
for your practice's success.
Patricia Crowell is a professional medical biller, and has assisted
physicians of numerous specialties to maximize their accounts receivables
for more than 17 years. Patricia Crowell is also the founder of Acclaim
Medical Billing, which may be found at AcclaimMedicalBill.com