An Independent Physicians Association (IPA) is an entity owned by a network of independent physicians with the purpose of reducing overhead and establishing contracts with Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and Managed Care Organizations (MCO). IPAs provide independent practices the freedom to deliver high-quality, personalized care to their patients while providing resources to stay competitive.
Credentialing, also known as provider enrollment, is often a mysterious subject for rehab therapy providers. Throughout your career as a provider, you’ve probably heard a bunch of credentialing myths that you may have taken as truth. Let’s explore some of the common misconceptions about credentialing and clarify them so this topic can be less daunting.
Since joining Account Matters, Inc. nearly 6 years ago, I’ve had the pleasure of attending many Physical Therapy conferences. I always enjoy meeting existing clients face-to-face and meeting new people in the industry at big conferences like APTA Private Practice Section or APTA NEXT.
Higher profits- that’s the goal, isn’t it? According to Gallup research, a highly engaged staff can increase your business profits by 21%. There are many ways to engage and empower employees, we’re going to highlight the four that you can implement with your front desk staff today so you can begin to reap the rewards of an empowered front desk team.
Topics: Front Desk
Your practice’s billing team likely spends a lot of time on the phone with insurance companies. In a perfect world, claims would go out and payment would come in, but it’s never that simple. If a medical claim isn’t paid within 60 days, your billing team will have to investigate why. In this article, we’re going to share some tips that our Collectors use to get accurate information from the insurance companies, quickly.
Credentialing has never been synonymous with fast. Many healthcare providers get frustrated with the long wait times (90-120 days) associated becoming an in-network group/provider. In this article, we’ll explain why the credentialing process takes so long even in the digital age, so you can better prepare for opening your practice or hiring additional providers.
Creating an exceptional experience for your patients involves convenient and efficient scheduling. Having a fine-tuned scheduling process will increase the likelihood of patients showing up for all visits, improving the profitability of your practice.
The front desk can be hectic with patients coming in and out, phones ringing, and time-sensitive tasks needed to be done. Your front desk staff is human, mistakes are unavoidable. But if you’re receiving a high number of denials due to data-entry errors, changes need to be made to eliminate delayed reimbursement. Let’s look into 3 ways your front desk can work smarter to reduce data-entry errors.
Setting goals for your employees is a great way to keep them engaged while improving the productivity of your practice. Check our recommendations for 10 different goals you can set for your front desk in 2021.