In Billing
Aug 9th, 2012
Accretive Health, a national health debt collector, has agreed to pay Minnesota $2.5 million to settle accusations it violated a federal law requiring hospitals to provide emergency care regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. In an unusual move, the company was also barred from contracting with Minnesota hospitals for two years and must have the ...
In Billing
Feb 23rd, 2011
One of the best kept secrets in billing is what might be contained in the language of your contracts with health plan carriers. The cost of collecting a $10 co-pay after the visit is usually about $8 per statement, and that doesn’t include the tracking and additional phone calls necessary to collect what is a ...
In Billing
Jan 26th, 2011
Many of the articles published lately have dealt with policies and best practices of front end collections, maintaining patient satisfaction, and reducing the work effort involved with collecting small amounts of money after the service has been rendered. Experience has taught that it takes more than an office policy to accomplish the desired outcome of ...