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Reduce AR Days: Tips for Medical Office Managers and Billing Staff

Reducing accounts receivable (AR) days is a pressing issue for medical office managers and billing staff everywhere, and for good reason. When AR days are high, maintaining healthy cash flow is nearly impossible. If your medical practice’s AR days are high, the time to do something about it is right now! The sooner you get… Continue reading Reduce AR Days: Tips for Medical Office Managers and Billing Staff

Sweeping Changes in Medical Debt Reporting

Healthcare providers and hospital administrators everywhere bare the crushing weight of medical bad debt. And if your practice has been around for longer than several months, you have direct experience with the revenue loss that results from it.  Up until recently, medical debt policy as it relates to credit bureau reporting has greatly discouraged patients… Continue reading Sweeping Changes in Medical Debt Reporting

Supplemental Staffing Services Every Facility Should Consider

Medical facilities all over are struggling to stay afloat amid pandemic-fueled staff shortages, widespread illness, and uncertainty about the future. That’s why the time to consider supplemental staffing services is right now. Although most medical facilities prefer to handle financial processes in-house, seeking outside assistance can be very helpful. If you’re curious about the supplemental… Continue reading Supplemental Staffing Services Every Facility Should Consider

Everything You Need to Know About the Government COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to protect American citizens have been relentless, from lockdowns and social distancing initiatives to masking requirements and remote work options. In 2021, many of these efforts continue with the addition of governmental mandates. In particular, the Biden Administration has recently approved a mandatory action requiring some private… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Government COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Everything You Need to Know About H.R. 2547: Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

As we work to provide the best possible debt collection services to your clients, it’s imperative to stay abreast of the latest debt collection legislation. H.R. 2547, also known as the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (CDCIA), is one of the latest pieces of legislation poised to shape the relationship between debtors, creditors, and debt… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About H.R. 2547: Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

Everything You Should Know About Regulation F

Keeping up with the latest legislation regarding fair debt collection practices can be daunting. But it’s time to dive in headfirst, because now, it’s more important than ever to know the rules. Regulation F is a new rule intended to regulate how debt collectors do business. If you’ve heard about Regulation F but aren’t exactly… Continue reading Everything You Should Know About Regulation F

DataSearch Inc., an athenahealth Marketplace Partner

For nearly 50 years, DataSearch has provided stellar medical debt collection services to providers of all sizes. To expand capacity, DataSearch has partnered with athenahealth to bring an integrated medical collections solution to medical providers nationwide! Read on to learn more about the partnership and the value that DataSearch provides. Our Services Here’s a quick… Continue reading DataSearch Inc., an athenahealth Marketplace Partner

4 Things You Need to Know About Medicare Cost Reports

Properly filing your Medicare Cost Reports is one the most important things you can do to keep your facility’s doors open. Certain facilities must file these reports to receive appropriate reimbursement for services provided. These reports detail provider information, including facility type and ownership, employee wage data, and financial data like revenue, bad debt, and,… Continue reading 4 Things You Need to Know About Medicare Cost Reports

5 Things to Look for in a Medical AR Vendor

Searching for a medical AR vendor can be extremely difficult, especially if you’ve never outsourced before. Every AR vendor has a unique set of qualities, each of which can affect their collection efforts. That’s why it’s crucial to know what qualities to look for in a good vendor. In this article, we’ll share five things… Continue reading 5 Things to Look for in a Medical AR Vendor

How to Collect Patient Payments at the Time of Service

Medical practices prefer upfront patient payments because of the challenges of collecting overdue balances. Not only that, but upfront payments have become necessary due to the ever-increasing operating costs of the average medical practice. Unfortunately, collecting patient payments upfront can be difficult, as the barriers to upfront payments are numerous. Still, there are several steps… Continue reading How to Collect Patient Payments at the Time of Service