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Topic Originator: ashish
Post Date March 16, 2005 @ 6:36 PM
Basic requirements for Medical Business


ashish
March 16, 2005 @ 6:36 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

What are the basic requirements for this business? Whether same infrastructure for medical transcription business is ok and whether same team of medical transcriptionist can also do medical billing and coding work, please help.....

Kimberly
March 16, 2005 @ 6:42 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

After seeing some of the questions here I thought I'd share with you some of my knowledge that will help those people that are looking to either start a medical billing or transcription business from home (even if you're just curious about the industry).

The best advice that I can offer anyone interested in medical billing is: before you do anything connected with this business first read the book written by Paul G. Hackett entitled "Medical Billing Beginners Book". The link is:

http://pages.ivillage.com/6314/stelopm/

While you are there you should also read what he has to say about Choosing A Medical Billing Course. Here's the direct link:

http://pages.ivillage.com/6314/medical_billing_course/

Also checkout the medical Transcription link because MT'ing is a great way to expand upon the medical billing services that you will be offering to your clients. Here's the direct link:

http://pages.ivillage.com/6314/medical_transcription/

I know this will help anyone that is looking for truthful information about the home based billing or transcription field.

Kimberly

Jari
March 17, 2005 @ 11:27 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Lots of information on those subjects at www.meditec.com too.  Also included in the training is the HomeBizBook which teaches how to set up, market, advertise, etc.

Ashish
May 5, 2005 @ 2:01 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

hi , are u from india, if yes then i m from delhi and working in medical billng , if uare in delhi or nearby area then u can contact me on a1734@rediffmail.com

dawna
August 19, 2005 @ 1:54 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am currently billing for 2 doctors using the medcom2000 medical billing software.....both doctors are in the mental health field.  I'm wondering if there is a web site that the doctors go to and require about billers available.......

Jari D
August 19, 2005 @ 10:17 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I'll try to answer what I think you asked.  The idea would be that marketing related services to expand your business offering to a provider is always a good idea.  Having been in the medical billing business for many years (and providing training courses), we believe skills should include health insurance specialties, and when possible, coding.  If you wish to be able to code successfully, you must understand medical terminology.  Since transcription provides the terminology it just makes good sense to be able to do all 3.  We package our training programs to accommodate that, then provide the HomeBizBook to teach how to set up and get clients.

Feel free to email me with any other questions.

donna
August 19, 2005 @ 7:18 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I realize I have to market myself....no I am not interested in what you can sell me.  I have already set up two clients on my own so I do have some sense of what I'm doing.  I have worked in the admin field for 25 years most of those years dealing with insurance of all kinds.  The marketing thing is new but I will figure it out, I'm sure. Thanks so much for your input.

Lisa Paoli
August 19, 2005 @ 9:57 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Donna
What I did with marketing is I tried to market per speciality in my area and then went further away.  I found my list on insurance's websites like Blue Cross and Cigna.  They always have a place to look up a provider.  I found starting by speciality at least helped me keep track of who I sent to already.  

I've sent out brochures one time and then followed up with a postcard, then I tried another area.  Then 6 months letter I tried a newsletter in the areas that I already sent to.  This is how marketing companies focus, try same area 3 different ways.  It worked for me, then I got also alot of leads from my website.  Website marketing is very cheap and it's more effective.  At least in my opinion, but you have to submit your site monthly, not just once and forget about it.

The holidays are coming up and good time to market!  Good luck to you.

Lisa Paoli, CMRS
www.medofficesolutions.net
www.localchapters.net

Jari D
August 22, 2005 @ 9:54 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Oops, Donna; I replied to the wrong post.  It is clear you were not seeking the answer I posted.  Sorry about that.

donna
August 22, 2005 @ 6:00 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

That's okay no need to apoligize....

Kimberly
January 9, 2006 @ 2:00 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I was just informed that the links that I mentioned in my first post has changed so I contacted the webmaster and here are the current links:

Medical Billing Book For Beginners http://medicalbillingbook.tripod.com/

While you are there you should also read what he has to say about Choosing A Medical Billing Course http://medicalbillingbook.tripod.com/medical_billing_course_review

Also checkout what he has to say about Medical Transcription and medical transcription course and training programs

http://medicalbillingbook.tripod.com/id3.html

Kimberly



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