Accounts receivable

Mar 2006 Issue
Patient Balances: Getting to the Root of the Problem [Feature]

The author describes steps her practice took to improve their accounts receivable.

Apr 2004 Issue
Why Every Practice Needs a Payment Policy [Getting Paid]

The author, a practice administrator, identifies reasons practices find it difficult to ask patients to pay at the time services are rendered and provides detailed instructions for improving collection rates.

Jul-Aug 2003 Issue
Best Practices in Claims Processing [Getting Paid]

Developed by a committee representing health plans and medical specialty societies including the AAFP, these tips are designed to assist family physicians and their billing staff reduce payment delays attributed to problems related to coordination of benefits.

Jun 2001 Issue
Making Your Balance Sheet Work For You [Feature]

The author provides step-by-step instructions for creating balance sheets and budgets and explains how to use them to manage a practice.

Oct 1999 Issue
Four Steps for Improving Efficiency and Cash Flow [Getting Paid]

Practical tips on how practices can improve their cash flow by improving the policies and procedures they use in billing their patients, filing insurance claims and tracking and collecting bills.

Jul-Aug 1999 Issue
Monitoring Your Practice's Financial Data: 10 Vital Signs [Feature]

The article explains what practice-management data physicians need to analyze the health of their practices.

Feb 1998 Issue
Questions to Ask About Your Accounts Receivable [Getting Paid]

This article discusses the characteristics of a healthy A/R and how to improve it.

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