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Benefits of Contracting a Professional Billing Company
Maybe you're on the fence about hiring a medical billing company to work all that pesky paperwork. If so, here are a few benefits you should consider before you attempt to do your medical billing alone.
Three Things You Didn't Know About Medical Billing
Medical billing can be a little confusing if you're not trained to deal with it. Here a few things you probably didn't know about it.
4 Ways to Motivate Your Medical Staff
Motivating your staff can be challenging sometimes but an unmotivated staff can cause all kinds of chaos. Here are a few ways you can motivate your staff.
Maintaining Stability With a Medical Disorder
Being in and out of the doctor's office can be trying for your patient. Here are a few ways you can support a patient with a chronic illness.
3 Essential Skills For Any Rural Health Doctor
Doctors have a plethora of skills they are required to learn in school. Here are the four skills that are always good for a rural health doctor to have.
Two Core Parts of Medical Billing
Medical billing has many facets to it but two things always remain.
Three Major Job Positions For Your Rural Health Clinic
Employees are definitely a necessary part of any practice and they come in a multitude of jobs. In a rural health practice, three jobs are a little more obvious than the others.
Should You Bring Another Doctor into Your Rural Clinic?
Bringing another doctor into your clinic is a big decision, but it comes with many benefits.
Can Your Rural Doctor’s Office Operate Well Under High-Traffic?
A rural doctor's office can handle all types of traffic as long as it follows these simple steps.
Reasons to Outsource Your Medical Billing Services
Medical billing can be a hassle to do on your own. Here's just a few reasons outsourcing your medical billing can make life easier.
How to Minimize the Impact of Flu Season in Your Doctor’s Office
Flu season can wreak havoc on just one person, let alone an entire doctor's office. Here's some tips to minimize your office's chance of an outbreak.
Rural Doctor’s Offices - What You Need to Do to Make Yours a Success
If you want your rural doctor's office to be a success there are a few things to take into account.
2 Staffing Considerations To Keep In Mind When Hiring Medical Staff For A Rural Doctor’s Office
There are a few things you should consider when hiring for a medical practice.
5 Easy to Implement Medical Billing Tips for a Rural Doctor’s Office
Medical billing is tough - here are 5 tips to keep your medical billing services running smoothly.
How Outsourcing Your Medical Billing Services Can Make Your Office More Efficient
Outsourcing your medical billing services can make your office more efficient - here's 4 reasons why.
RCM: What it is and How Aptus can Help You
RCM is the financial process that healthcare facilities like you use to track patient care episodes from registration and appointment scheduling to the final payment of a balance.
4 Productivity Tips for Office Managers
Are you busy? Too busy? Here are just a few tips to help calm your day down and allow you to feel more accomplished.
3 Reasons to Outsource Your Medical Billing
Outsourcing your medical billing is the best thing for everyone!
4 Resources You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Rural Health Clinic
Your clinic does a lot more than just help sick people; you also deal with insurance, paperwork, bodily fluids, employee complaints, the electric bill, and so much more. You need a lot of help!
The 3 Basics of Medical Billing
Going to the doctor is part of a large, complex system of information and payment. Even a check-up is actually part of a three “party” system.
How to Start a Rural Health Clinic Office
Opening a rural health clinic is actually not that different from opening any other type of small business. In fact, many of the steps are the same.
What Medical Students in Rural Health Clinics Should Expect
After your 4th year of medical school, you are finally ready for some hands-on experience with patients!
How to Handle Natural Disasters in Your Medical Office
Natural disasters happen often. Make sure your medical office is prepared!
What are the Busiest Times for Doctor’s Offices and What can You do About it?
What can be done to help the extra load around your medical office? Bring in outside help, of course! Contact Aptus today.
Where Rural Health Clinics are Needed and Why
For many people right here in America, simply going to the doctor's office is not an option.
Diagnosing Your Patient
There are several ways to go about diagnosing your patient. Let''s look at what the process looks like in your rural health clinic.
Training a New Staff Member
Training a new staff member can seem like a daunting task. Here are a few tips to make the process that much easier and have your new hire fitting right in.
When To Send Your Patient To The Emergency Room
There are occasions that a patient may come in and need to be transported to the nearest emergency room. But, when?
What It Takes To Open Your Own Rural Health Clinic
If you are currently in an area that is underserved by the medical community, you may see an opportunity to open one such clinic.
Why Medical Billing Needs its Own Department
Medical billing must be done by someone or a group of people in a department who handle only medical billing. Here are just a few of the reasons why.
Handling Patient Crises In Your Rural Health Clinic
You know to have a backup plan in case of a natural disaster or some type of medical emergency but what should you do if a patient is an issue? Here are a few tips to be able to handle those crises if and when they pop up.
When to Transfer Your Patient to Hospice
Typically, hospice care starts as soon as a formal request or a ‘referral’ is made by the patient’s doctor. As the medical office, this may be you.
The 4 Most Common Appointment Types at a Health Clinic
As a medical professional, there is never a day that is like the last! Some of the most common reasons to visit a rural health clinic include:
Handling Emergencies in Your Rural Health Clinic
While you can’t plan an emergency, you can prepare ahead of time for one. This way, when something happens you and your staff know exactly what to do.
Office Supplies You Didn't Know You Needed In Your Medical Office
But there are probably a few office supplies you haven't thought about that could end up being really helpful in the day-to-day operation of your office.
Keeping Your Office Sanitary During Cold And Flu Season
To avoid patients from contracting diseases, you need to take precautionary measures. Here are a few tips to keep your office cold and flu season safe.
The Importance of Updating Your Office's Software
It seems like updating your office software is just one more thing on a long to-do list that isn’t really that important.
Helping Your Patients Understand and Renew Their Insurance
Patients may ask someone on your team to explain to them the new changes in their insurance coverage or how to switch to one that better fits them.
The Difference Between Billing With and Without Insurance
Whether your patient has insurance or not will determine how you bill them. Let's look at the different ways this can occur.
4 Office Concerns in a Rural Health Clinic
As a rural health clinic, you have some unique concerns that your big-city counterparts don’t face. Here are a few of these.
Efficiently Managing the Departments in Your Healthcare Clinic
Your healthcare clinic has these departments and there's no room for workers to vary from their everyday tasks to work on something else.
Making the Check-in Process Easier For Your Patients
There are a few ways to make the appointment easier on your patients, including having a cozy waiting room and shortening the check-in process.
The Updated Food Pyramid
Scientific research has changed the pyramid into something you might not recognize. Here's what to expect from the latest iteration of the food pyramid.
Why You Need to Bring in Someone for Support Services
You need to bring in a third-party company for Support Services so that you will be able to then provide better service and care to your patients.
How Rural Health Clinics Operate Differently than their Urban Counterparts
Rural health clinics operate much differently than practices open in a larger city, due to the differences that they must work with every day
Working With Pharmaceutical Representatives
Instead of dismissing pharmaceutical representatives pitches, take some time every once in a while to respectfully hear them out.
Common Illnesses Children Get
Contact with other kids and the outside world can take its toll on child manifesting in a few common illnesses.
How We Work with You to Make Sure Your Office Billing is Done Right
While people love the idea of outsourcing their billing, their hangup is they aren’t sure it'll be done right. Afterall, it's an essential part of medical care.
Medical Billing In General Practice Vs Specialty
There are many differences between general practitioners and specialty physicians, and medical billing is no different.
The Importance of Back-To-School Physicals
Having thorough back-to-school check-ups once a year is a great way to stay on top of any emerging illnesses or issues. Here's why it's important.
Common Imaging Tests
You may come across a variety of conditions and have to perform imaging tests to diagnose your patient. Here are a few that you'll probably see most often.
Making Your Waiting Room Comfortable
Here are a few easy tips to make sure your rural health clinic waiting room is one that patients won't mind sitting in for your services.
Organizing Patient Documents
Before a patient can be seen by your healthcare clinic, he or she is aware they will be required to fill out forms and provide certain patient documents.
5 Job Positions You Need in Your Rural Health Clinic (and 1 You Don’t!)
Here’s a few vital team members you absolutely must have at your rural health clinic, and one you can outsource for better efficiency.
What to Expect Your First Year in a Rural Health Clinic
In order to succeed, you need to know what to expect at your rural health clinic and take several things into consideration.
Common Summer Ailments
Here are a few things to look out for during your summer adventures so you don't end up ill. Check out these common summer ailments.
Why Medical Billing Is Important
Here are some reasons why a skilled medical billing staff is of utmost importance to a medical facility and has a lasting effect on its financial stability.
Routine Care, Urgent Care, and Emergency Rooms
Here are three of the most common types of medical centers, including routine care, urgent care, and emergency care and what sort of illnesses they treat.
General Practitioners vs Specialists
If general practitioners can handle the majority of needs, what role do specialists play? How does a general doctor know to recommend their patients to one?
How to Improve Pharmacy Relations with Your Rural Health Clinic
Is your medical office doing everything you can to have a good working relationship with the pharmacy nearby? Here's how you can improve that communication.
5 Tips to Help You Maximize Your Patients’ Experience in Your Office
In reality, all it takes is a few minutes and the right attitude to make sure your patients' experience is the best it can be.
How Insurance Agents Work with Medical Billers
If you’re interested in outsourcing your medical billing to professionals, you may be wondering exactly how insurance agents fit into the whole process.
Top 10 Most Common Medical Billing Codes
Each healthcare facility will have its own acronyms but here are some of the most commonly used medical billing codes across all medical offices:
Why Outsourcing Medical Billing to a Billing Company is Best
Your medical office can outsource medical billing to a third party company to alleviate some pressure. When weighing this option, consider these.
4 Essential Skills a Rural Health Clinic Doctor Needs
Patients want a rural health clinic doctor who combines this medical knowledge with these four positive personality traits.
4 Things You Didn't Know About Medical Billers
We're here to know all the ins and outs and do the hard part for you but just in case, we medical billers have got some things to let you in on.
Why Customer Service Skills Matter in the Medical Field
You probably wouldn’t think of a medical professional as working in the customer service industry but you'd be surprised.
A Guide to Common Medical And Billing Terms
Read over our guide and keep in on hand for when you come across medical or billing terms you don't know in your business.
What Exactly is a Provider-Based Rural Health Clinic?
We'll outline here to see if your office classifies as a provider-based rural health clinic and what it means to become one.
What is Data Scrubbing?
Data scrubbing is used primarily to ensure the format of the bill from the doctor's office is understood by the insurance company.
How Your Medical Billing Provider Handles Government Updates
The healthcare community knows how beneficial having a medical billing provider can be. Utilizing a service like this can save you both time and money.
Medical Billing: Saving You Time and Money
There are multiple reasons to hire a medical billing service but one of the main reasons is saving time for the doctor.
What is CPT Coding?
CPT coding allows healthcare facilities to provide the best care for patients and assist other providers with the ability to improve their services.
Keeping a Good Pharmacy Relationship in Your Rural Health Clinic
Keeping good pharmacy relationship in the triangle of medicine is important so that patients don't feel ignored and don't get the care they need.
Preventing Insurance Claim Denials
Insurance claim denials can be avoided by following important steps and establishing benchmarks. Read on to see our advice.
Vaccine Placement Guide
With much talk about vaccines in the past few years, we were curious about the placement of vaccine injections and thought others might be too.
Questions to Ask Your Billing Provider
We've compiled a list of things you should ask your billing provider so you know exactly what you're getting when it comes to medical billing.
Why Health Insurance is Important
Find out why it's so important to have health insurance on your side in case of an accident.
Benefits of a Regular Checkup
One of the best ways to find out your overall health is to get a regular checkup. Having a checkup is important to maintain your health.
What to Expect When Using a Medical Billing Company
If you’re on the fence about if you should or should not use a medical billing company, check out our take on what to expect when you hire one.
Finding the Right Medical Billing Service
We’ve got the advice you need to help you find the medical billing service that’s right for you and your company. Here's the questions you should be asking.
Benefits of Professional Billing Services
If you’ve never used a professional billing service before, you may be curious about it. It can be tedious to process all of your own billing information.
The Three Main Causes of Claim Rejection
Claim rejection is a common occurrence in the medical field. It takes a very precise eye to keep up with the demand of insurance companies.
How We Prevent Billing Mistakes
As humans, mistakes are inevitable. So how does your medical billing service prevent these billing mistakes from happening?
Conducting an Internal HIPAA Audit
We've talked about what to do when you're being audited by HIPAA but it's always good to conduct your own internal HIPAA audit every so often.
Preparing for a HIPAA Audit
A HIPAA audit can happen at any time, and catch the physician's office unaware. Are you and your office ready for one? Here's what you can do.
Whether your medical practice is a large or small one, you can benefit from outsourcing your billing to a dedicated billing company.
Avoiding HIPAA Violations: Medical Billing
Today we will show you how you can avoid violating HIPAA laws specifically in regards to medical billing in your practice.
Integrating a New Physician Into Your Practice
In the end, bringing in a new physician can benefit your practice and your patients so much and as it turns out, it's not as much of a hassle as you think.
Costly Errors in Medical Billing
Medical billing is a delicate business. For a physician’s office, medical billing codes are often confusing, and even downright disorienting.
Pain Points for In-house Medical Billing
Many larger practices have their own in-house medical billing systems but that might not always be the best choice for your clinic.
Should I hire an LPN or an RN?
One of the big questions to ask is whether you should hire an LPN or an RN to fill your nursing vacancy in your medical office.
Improving Your Data Security
With data security, it's always best to go above and beyond to ensure that ALL information, especially important patient data, is safe and secure.
What Do Medical Professionals Wear?
When you go into a medical office, you're likely to see everyone in different attire. Some wear scrubs and some wear business casual.
Motivating Your Medical Staff
It's easy for your staff to get into a rut. You might miss out on some great opportunities to motivate and improve your staff's performance.
Hiring Well in Your Medical Practice
It can be daunting to look into hiring. Taking time out to interview and find the right candidate can seem like a task you don't want to get involved with.
Hospice Vs Palliative Care
We've told you about hospice and we've filled you in on palliative care but now we want to look at the specific differences in the two.
Nurse Practitioners VS. Physician Assistants
We're not actually looking to pit nurse practitioners and physician's assistants against each other.
Tips for Opening up a Rural Health Practice
Serving a smaller community can be a rewarding experience. Here are a few tips to help you get started with opening up a rural health practice.
Referring To a Specialist
It's likely that you patients will need you to refer them to that specialist. Why is that important for both you and your patient?
Medical Billing: A look at the job
There's plenty of paperwork involved in running a successful practice and billing is just one of the things that you need to worry about in that department.
Benefits of Running a Rural Medical Practice
Although many physicians dream of working in big city hospitals, the country has its draws and so do rural medical practices.
Succeeding in a Rural Practice
Because rural practices serve a wider demographic, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your rural practice is a success.
Palliative care is the individualized treatment during a serious illness where there is specialized medical care for the individual.
Qualities For Your Office Manager To Have
If you're looking to hire an office manager for your practice, or wondering if you've got the right one, it can be hard to tell.
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a serious issue in the medical field. There are many rules and regulations to follow.
10 Ways to Succeed in a Rural Practice
We've selected a few ways to optimize the community rural practice to help physicians gain an understanding of the environment.
Coping with a Chronic Illness
One of the challenges of coping with an illness is that your patient experience more symptoms than just what is associated with the illness.
Maintaining A Doctor/Patient Relationship
The Doctor/Patient relationship is the foundation of ethics in the medical field with focuses on privacy, respect, and professionalism.
Coping With a Terminal Illness
Helping your patients deal with a terminal illness is one of the struggles of hospice care. And in hospice care, good advice is hard to come by.
Many physicians often struggle with releasing a terminally ill patient into a palliative care or hospice provider.