MEDICAL BILLING OUTSOURCING
SPECIALIZED IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BILLING
If you are looking again for a new billing person, consider investing in a Summit-Edge outsourcing solution instead. A lot has changed in the last few years to make outsourcing the preferred billing solution for behavioral health practices. Very likely it will save you some money.
While outsourcing the billing to Summit-Edge is often a money saver, the best reason to outsource is to improve collections. Professional billing will almost always improve collections. Note that just a 5% improvement in collections translates to $5,000 - $15,000 per year, depending upon licensure.
Summit-Edge has been serving the behavioral health community since 2002. We are large enough to provide a high-quality and consistent solution. We are small enough to be on a first-name basis with all our customers. Here is what your practice stands to gain:
It is fairly easy for any biller to collect 90-95% of the amount allowed. What doesn't get paid is often hidden from view. Our services enable you to collect close to 100% of what is allowed. This alone makes billing outsourcing a great investment.
In-house billing is almost always more expensive than our fees for doing the same billing work. Our systems are designed for maximum efficiency, and our billers fly through the billing tasks. This allows us to offer fees that fit easily in your budget.
We are on a first name basis with our clients. A Billing Team Leader will work with you to address any billing issue that develops.
We also are a Resource Center - we offer free professional
consultation about any practice management issue.
Therapist payout tools
Cash balancing tools
Family billing manager
Hiring qualified billing staff and making sure they stay on top of the billing is never-ending challenge. A Summit-Edge outsourcing solution simplifies staffing for the office, and allows the owner or manager to focus on servicing families.
What are your billing costs per session? Here is a worksheet, to help you calculate that number. A Summit-Edge outsourcing solution will range between $3.11 and $5.78 per insured procedure - depending upon options selected.
Why are the fees so low?
Many billing services charge 8%-10% of collections for outsourcing services. So, it's understandable why so many group practices do their billing in-house. Summit-Edge fees are in the 2.5%-3.5% range, so we are often asked, "How is this possible?"
1. We own our proprietary billing software, so our system costs are minimal.
2. We've built powerful work centers into the software, for rapid processing of claims.
3. We only hire high-skilled and experienced billing persons...that are able to fly through the billing tasks.
4. We avoid data-entry as much as possible. We take advantage of digital intake forms, downloading sessions from EHR, electronic EOBs, etc. We automate everywhere possible.
4. We ask you to handle certain easy chores...like entering the sessions or entering a family payment. We always say, "You do the easy part...we'll do the hard part".