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Negotiating and Getting Paid by Insurers
Deciding Which Insurers to Retain or Drop

A vital component of a successful medical practice entails choosing which insurers to accept or decline. This course describes how to decide which insurers to work with and how to get paid speedily.

This course covers:

  • How to select insurance plans, and key points for negotiating the best contract possible
  • Key steps to make sure that physicians have the most effective working arrangements with each insurer
  • How to bill most effectively for services and not lose payment because of denied charges and unpaid bills
  • How to collect from patients who won’t pay
  • Choosing the right practice management system that can help collect payments efficiently
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4 CHAPTERS
Selecting and Negotiating With Insurance Plans
How to select the right insurance plans for your practice and negotiate fees.
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The Affordable Care Act -- How Is It Affecting Physicians and Patients?
The Affordable Care Act had a major impact on healthcare in America. Here's how physicians and patients were affected.
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Collecting Effectively From Third-Party Payers and Patients
A practical look at the logistics involved in collecting fees from insurers; the main reasons payers delay payments; and dealing with patients who don't pay their bills.
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Using Technology to Speed Up Payment
Knowing about the latest software programs and tech developments can help you get more payments from insurers, and more quickly.
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AUTHORS
Judith N. Aburmishan, MBA, CPA, CHBC
Healthcare Practice Management Consultant, Chicago, Illinois
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PHYSICIAN BUSINESS ACADEMY

Medscape Physician Business Academy is designed to help all physicians, employed and self-employed as well as new and more established practicing physicians, become successful in their medical practice and career by providing the essential business information that most medical schools and residency programs don't teach.

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BY COMPLETING 8 COURSES YOU WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. AFTER COMPLETING EACH COURSE, YOU’LL RECEIVE A LETTER OF COMPLETION.

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Medscape Physicians Business Academy course content is provided for educational and information purposes only. If you have particular questions or concerns relating to your practice you should consult the appropriate legal, financial or other expert.