Accounts receivable

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

In less than a year, this practice cut its accounts receivable in half by changing its approach to billing.

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]

Once you know how to read it, your balance sheet will tell you volumes about the financial health of your 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]

Knowing your collection rate and overhead percentage isn't enough anymore. Here are 10 questions you need to be able to answer.

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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