Doctors who open a new practice are finding that they have even less time on their hands than they did when they were fulfilling their internship. They did not believe that was even possible, and yet, it is just about true. Once they have built a regular clientele, they find that it is like opening a floodgate. They have to go to the hospital bright and early and make the rounds of any of their patients who have been admitted, and then scurry to their practice by 9am to work until 5pm. Often, they will be at the office until late in the evening doing payroll and billing.
Some Big-Some Small
This is the reason that many of these doctors have turned to medical billing services to take over the billing obligations. Running a practice is hard enough and most of these new doctors never realized just how difficult billing could be. Often, their billing department is the biggest expense the practice carries. The smallest practices in some cities carry a billing department as large as several smaller practices in small town across America.
Nothing But Billing
For Instance, the new, small medical billing services California sees opening will sometimes do the billing jobs for dozens of doctor’s offices in the time that it would take just one of these practices to do their own. This is because that is all a medical billing service will do. When a company specializes in only one thing, they get very good at it very fast.
Electronic medical billing services are able to bill patients and deal with insurance company claims much faster than the doctor’s office staff could ever hope to. They are much more efficient than they were because that is all that they do. Some medical billing companies are very small and dedicate their time to one or two clients. Others, the national medical billing services cater to hundreds of clients. They are able to do so because they developed and own their own software. Ease of use is the key for these medical billing services giants. This gives busy doctors much more time to spend with their patients.