Your rural health clinic is, at its core, a small business. Just like the other small businesses in your town, you need to make sure you don’t stretch yourself too far and that often entails outsourcing some tasks. While a florist may outsource their bookkeeping to an accountant somewhere else and a painting company may outsource their marketing materials to an agency far away, you can outsource your medical billing. This is the easiest way for you to handle insurance, monthly payment statements, and other aspects of your billing department. The reasons why include:

#1 It means you’ll need to hire less full-time employees. For a small, rural operation, it often isn’t in the budget to bring in another full-time employee. Even a small salary, plus their insurance and other benefits, is just too much to add to the list of nurses, physicians, and other essential personnel. When you outsource this task, the cost to you will be significantly less than having someone in house.

#2 It will save your team members’ time for other tasks. The worst thing you could do would be to have someone who should be doing a different job [handling the medical billing]( It is so important, and pretty difficult too! You don’t want a nurse taking the time she should be seeing patients sitting in a back room pouring over stacks of insurance documents. That isn’t fair to your team members, or the patients waiting in the lobby.

#3 It ensures that the job gets done correctly. Beyond everything else, outsourcing your medical billing is the best way to know for sure that it is done in the correct way. This paperwork can be incredibly tedious, with specific insurance codes that completely change the meaning of the form. A small mistake can be money lost for you, or a nightmare time dealing with the insurance company for your patients. Don’t do that! Ensure a smooth process for everyone by letting an expert handle it.

Of course, you’ll only reap these benefits if your medical billing is done in the right way, by dedicated professionals. That is Aptus Associates! The purpose of our company is to provide high quality medical billing and practice support services in a respectful, patient-friendly, and client-friendly environment. Through a commitment to teamwork, we will create a positive working environment that encourages employee involvement, communication, and pride in professional performance. We would love to tell you even more about we can do for you, so email us at [email protected] to learn more!