We have two clinics and will soon add a third. Should we keep separate financials — balance sheet, profit/loss, total charges, gross receipts, and so on — at each site, or have one total report?
What are the advantages or disadvantages to billing a commercial insurance company our negotiated rate according to our fee schedule with them, as opposed to billing our regular, higher rate?
Our staff members sometimes arrive late. How do we set a policy regarding what is excessive lateness, and what we will allow? In other words, how do we control tardiness?
I've discovered that the majority of our denials come in response to modifier codes — specifically, modifiers -22, -57, and -59 — and are from the private insurers much more than Medicare. Any tips on how to proceed? Do we drop the use of modifiers for private payers due to the amount of time spent appealing?
Are we allowed to charge delinquent patients rebilling fees or interest? If so, can you cite the law that makes this clear?
Many physicians complain about high overhead costs but often overlook staff overtime.
How can I tell if my collection agency is doing a good job?
Physicians care for others but overlook their own needs - especially when it comes to reimbursement
Is it better to have one person post all charges or should some of the charges be entered at check-out as the manpower is available?
What are some of the important points to include in a contract with a transcription service?
How to ensure integrity for the peer review process
An update on generational differences among physicians
Polite and friendly, pediatrician Carol Reynolds isn't your typical angry-at-the-system doctor. But get her talking about the challenge of dealing with insurance payers, and her congeniality turns to frustration.
Pros, cons, and how to use a request for proposal
I was covering for another physician and saw one of his established patients. Do I bill for a new-patient visit?