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MEDICAL BILLING AND COLLECTIONS - TIPS AND ARTICLES


May25

The complexity of medical tariff codes in South Africa

25-May-2021
Medical aid tariff codes are used by all medical aid schemes to indicate the type of treatment or service provided by a healthcare provider and the associated cost. It is essential to bill according to the contract laid out between the provider and t...


May11

Importance of correct ICD-10 coding for better medical billing

11-May-2021
When submitting a claim to the medical aid you need to indicate on the claim what treatment or service was delivered to the patient (the tariff code) and the diagnosis which prompted this treatment (the ICD-10 code/s). This article explores the impo...


Mar29

Getting the best results from your medical claims billing

29-Mar-2021
There are many pitfalls to medical claims billing. Understanding these pitfalls is essential to ensuring your claims are processed and paid quickly.


Feb01

Case Study: Reducing outstanding debt in an anaesthetist practice

01-Feb-2021
The Synchramed medical billing and collection process reduces outstanding debt in an anaethetist's practice from R1.7million to R40k.


Jan26

Case Study: Reducing outstanding debt in a gynaecology practice

26-Jan-2021
The Synchramed medical billing and collection process reduces R1.3m of outstanding debt in a gynaecologist's practice.


Jan19

Case Study: Medical billing challenges in starting a new paediatric practice

19-Jan-2021
Starting a private practice with a stable foundation for great future financial performance.


Jan12

Case Study: Improving medical billing and collection in a psychiatry practice

12-Jan-2021
A pyschiatry practice experiences significant improvements in turnover, collections and patient satisfaction.


Jun30

COID work compromised with new system

30-Jun-2015
In August last year, the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund changed the system it uses to make payments to Doctors for services rendered on its behalf.


May28

Relooking the practice’s debt collection to prevent financial loss

28-May-2015
Where a Doctor’s practice’s debt collection function is performed in-house, incentivising staff needs to be carefully thought through to prevent financial loss. A balance needs to be created, and then maintained, one that rewards both staff for a job...


May14

Isn’t it time to cash in on email in your practice?

14-May-2015
On many occasions I come across doctors who are dissatisfied with the amount of income they collect on a monthly basis when compared to the long hours and effort they put in. Not having an effective billing and collection software system and process ...