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  • sparklepropertymgmt
    May 1, 2008
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      Yes, I mean "soft" collections as you noted. Any pointers?!?!?

      ~ Erin



      --- In MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com, "Lin" <italiandoll1967@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > When you say "collections" do you mean "soft" collections such as
      A/R
      > Review, dunning messages, a few calls.. etc? or do you mean full
      out
      > collections?
      >
      > What you first want to do is research your state laws, there are
      some states
      > that require a surety bond if you are collecting the debt and
      there are
      > states that even require the bond if you are "acting" as a
      collection
      > agency. I'm going to assume maybe you mean review of A/R, filing
      appeals,
      > patient statements?
      >
      > If so there are quite a few ways to get your foot in the door. You
      could
      > offer a free A/R Review, or maybe offer to re-file a few problem
      claims,
      > review claim denials, etc.
      >
      > It sounds like you might also have enough experience to do what's
      called
      > Resume marketing in which you actually put together a resume along
      with a
      > cover letter for marketing. I only recommend doing those when you
      have some
      > experience under your belt. When I was working as a claims
      examiner, my
      > resume is what really sold me, once doctors knew I worked on the
      other side
      > they were just tickled, I am sure that accounted for obtaining 95%
      of my
      > clients.
      >
      > Now you might want to define your role before you market as it
      might make a
      > difference. If you are going to be self-employed you surely want
      to do it
      > right, registering your business name, filing with your state,
      etc.. If you
      > are going to represent yourself as an "employee" you can scour the
      > help-wanted ad's and fax over your resume to listed fax numbers.
      When you
      > market you want to be clear about how you are presenting
      yourself: self
      > employed, employee, or Independent Contractor, you don't want to
      mislead
      > providers out of the starting gate, this might require you to
      think a little
      > bit and plan your marketing strategy. Perhaps doing a business
      plan might
      > help you and leave you room to grow/expand later on.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Linda Walker
      >
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      >
      >
      > From: MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of sparklepropertymgmt
      > Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 9:16 PM
      > To: MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [MedicalBillers] Re: Collections
      >
      >
      >
      > My long term goals are to turn this into a career(self
      employment),
      > but at this time I cannot afford to leave my 50k/yr job to pursue
      > this as a single parent. I work for a medicaid provider that isn't
      > offered in the state I live in (currently). I've researched it
      > already and as long as I disclose my company and don't do any
      company
      > business I'm ok. Again, any pointers on how to get started in the
      > collections area?!?!?
      >
      > --- In MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:MedicalBillers%40yahoogroups.com> , "Lin"
      <italiandoll1967@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Erin, when you say "supplement your income" what are your long
      term
      > goals?
      > > Employment or self employment?
      > >
      > > I ask because if you are working for the other side (ie;
      insurance
      > carriers)
      > > you may have to look into this with your HR Rep from the company
      > because
      > > it's a conflict of interest. I started with a couple of clients
      and
      > realized
      > > the carrier I worked for had that clause in my contract, luckily
      I
      > didn't
      > > get caught but I quit when I got client #3 J
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Linda Walker
      > >
      > > Practice Managers Resource & Networking Community
      > > <http://www.billerswebsite.com> http://www.billerswebsite.com
      > > A division of K&L Media, LLC
      > > <http://www.klmediallc.com> http://www.klmediallc.com
      > >
      > > Website Design & Management for the Medical Services Industry
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > From: MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:MedicalBillers%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:MedicalBillers%40yahoogroups.com> ]
      > > On Behalf Of sparklepropertymgmt
      > > Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 1:24 PM
      > > To: MedicalBillers@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:MedicalBillers%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [MedicalBillers] Collections
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Greetings all:
      > >
      > > My background stems from customer services, claims processing,
      > workers
      > > comp to now system configuration to pay the provider. I am
      looking
      > to
      > > supplement my income with med billing. I've taken a simple
      course
      > in
      > > medical billing, offered by a woman in here home who does
      billing
      > and
      > > also taught the course at a local trade school. My issue is, I
      > would
      > > like to start out by doing collections of old accounts with
      hopes
      > of
      > > establishing a rapport with providers. How do I get started in
      > > something like that? I know the business and the in's and out's,
      > but
      > > is my goal realistic at this point? Is it even possible? Do I
      need
      > > certification? HELP!!! :-)
      > >
      > > ~Erin
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      >
      >
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