Do you run a walk-in or urgent care clinic, treating minor injuries and common colds? If so, you probably see a wide range of patients each and every day, and you never know what the next day is going to bring until it's here. If you are still handling all of your own billing, maybe it's time for a change. Here's how working with a medical billing services firm could help your business.
No Need to Hire a Secretary or Additional Worker
If you are seeing a larger and larger number of patients with each passing month as your clinic grows, you may begin to think that you need to hire a clerk or secretary just to stay on top of the billing. But hiring another worker likely means not just paying a full-time salary but also offering health benefits and a 401(k), and that could significantly increase your costs. When you work with a medical billing company, they will get the job done for you and you'll only pay for the hours worked.
Stay Focused on Your Patients, Not on the Paperwork
When a doctor is distracted by paperwork, the patients can tell. Eliminate the billing paperwork from your life and you'll be able to give 100 percent focus to the next person that walks through the door. You may also be able to see more patients throughout the day if you don't have to block off time to tackle the paperwork.
Your Patients Will Appreciate the Reduced Waiting Time
Nobody likes waiting for anything these days, and that includes patients in your waiting room. The entire point of going into a walk-in clinic for some people is that they want to be seen immediately and don't want to wait for an appointment with their primary doctor or to spend a lot of money in the emergency room. But if you are still doing your own medical billing, you may have patients sitting around waiting for you to finish before you can move on to the next task.
Assistance Tracking Down Late Payments So You Can Go Home On Time
Not only will medical billing services bill your patient as needed, but they can also send gentle reminders if someone is past due. They'll stay on top of late payments so you don't have to. Go ahead and go home at your normal time instead of having to put in phone calls or send email reminders about late bills