Why use a billing agent as opposed to on-site administrative personnel? That depends on your answers to the following questions. Does your admin staff have a broad job description? Are they serving multiple healthcare professionals and dealing with increasing patient demands? Do they also perform other duties in the office for you? This is where billing becomes something that needs to be squeezed in to the day, and understandably so. But when it comes to your paycheques, you likely want to be certain that it is being done in a proper and timely fashion. This is where a billing agent can become an invaluable member of your practice. [Read more...]
It has been a long haul, and here you are – your residency is finished and you are ready to start your practice, congratulations! Or perhaps you are simply new to medical practice in Ontario, welcome! You’ve got a lot of things to do, not the least of which is getting yourself registered with the Ministry of Health in order to start being paid for your services. Following is a short checklist of things you will need to know in order to start submitting claims. Online links for many of these can be found in the “Resources” page of our website. [Read more...]
If you are operating your own clinic or are picking up on-call shifts to supplement your salaried position, your practice must submit fee for service claims to government (OHIP, RMB, WSIB) and other insurance agencies. Whether you are submitting these claims yourself, or having someone else do it on your behalf, here are some valuable tips to help to maximize your payouts. [Read more....]
The majority of the patients you see will have OHIP coverage, meaning you can follow the rules laid out by the Ministry of Health to claim fees for service. You may find however; that there are an increasing number of patients who will have different types of health care coverage, and your fees for these patients need to be claimed properly and within specified time limits in order to avoid leaving your money on the table. [Read more...]
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