As a practicing physician, your workload is already substantial. Add to that, the responsibility of billing for your services which may also require your constant attention to instituting, upgrading, and perfecting the billing process. Not to mention keeping up eith current and new medical coding requirements and finding ways to stay compliant with the HIPAA privacy and security standards. Trying to accomplish all of this without completely disrupting your office or having to recreate most of your processes can be a daunting task.
Doctors were told to contribute to the construction of a new wing at the hospital.
What did they do?
The allergists voted to scratch it.
The dermatologists preferred no rash moves.
The gastroenterologists had a gut feeling about it.
The neurologists thought the administration had a lot ofnerve.
The obstetricians stated they were laboring under amisconception.
The ophthalmologists considered the idea short‐sighted.
The orthopedists issued a joint resolution.
The pathologists yelled, “over my dead body!
Doug was removing some engine valves from a car on the lift when he spotted the famous heart surgeon, Dr. John Lee, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager.
Doug, who was somewehat of a loud mouth, shouted across the garage, "Hey Lee. Is dat you? Come over here a minute."
The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where Doug was working on the car. Doug, in a loud voice that all could hear, said argumentatively, "So. Mr. Fancy Doctor, look at this work.
Your medical practicecannotafford to allow patients to be billed for their copayments and deductibles.
Did you know it isillegaltoroutinelywaive deductibles and copayment amounts? Most insurance carriers do not tolerate this practice because it is a breach of contract. They may view it as giving a patient a discount and making the insurance company pay 100% of the fee. If audited, the federal government can assess penalties for not colelcting deductible payments for patients see with Medicare benefits.