Sherri Beasley is the office manager at Dr. Michael Barnthouse’s office in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Barnthouse practices gynecology, delivering personalized and comprehensive health care for women at every stage of life. He has been in business in the region for over 35 years. Sherri has worked at the practice for the past five years, and previously worked for Dr. Barnthouse when he first went into business over 3 decades ago. The office has 4 total employees, and they see 20-25 patients per day. About 5% of the practice’s patients are Medicare patients, but that population is growing since they are now one of the few gynecologists in the area accepting Medicare.Continue reading
New challenges are brewing in today’s complex and ever-changing reimbursement environment. There are regulatory changes and increased patient payment responsibility due to high-deductible health plans. These challenges are just a couple of reasons that contribute to why 69% of physicians … Continue reading
Changes in technology and in health insurance reimbursement have created a fair bit of upheaval for medical practices in recent years. Payment responsibility has shifted to patients and has created additional tasks for a practice’s front office. Front-office employees are … Continue reading
Physician practices are constantly trying to get a handle on their collections, as it drives the financial success of their business. Many have been considering whether to outsource their billing or to keep it in house. One of the arguments for outsourcing is that a successful revenue cycle management (RCM) service ultimately reduces the amount of time from patient service to receipt of payment.
Quest Diagnostics recently conducted a national survey asking respondents who are using an outside billing company what their goals are…Continue reading