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Medical Billing Success

Lisa Shestack & Sharon Galvin
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ccurate Cash Flow Solutions

When we began looking into the Medical Billing business, we did a massive search for education. We quickly found that everything referred to "Medical Coding" or "Get your degree in Coding" with a price tag of $10,000 to $15,000. And this was only for a Coding license or certificate.

Plus, for that price we would only get our certification in Coding, be "ready" for the workplace, and get "help" with job placement following the receipt of the Coding Degree. But this simply wasn't what we were looking for.

When we considered Medical Billing, we wanted to achieve our own entrepreneurial dream, mostly due to conversations with friends and family members that had personal experience with Medical Billing. It was the opportunity to work really hard, with an income based solely on our diligent efforts.

Finally, we stumbled on, "a Unique Business Opportunity to work in Medical Billing" on line. It was a group out of the Midwest, and they promised us everything, i.e. video based training, marketing materials galore, even a 3-day, "live workshop" to go over the materials to operate our own medical billing firm. They even taught where to advertise, and how to network within the Chamber of Commerce, BNI, etc. We thought we were all set!

So we paid the fee - which was a great deal less than the franchise-style opportunities we had seen – took the course and learned a ton. We were pumped up when we finished the 3-day training, and proceeded to marketing our business full time.

Then, we got out and tried to speak with the medical practices, and realized what we were in for.

Getting to the decision makers in these practices can be really tough, and if you finally speak to an Office Manager or even better the Doctor, you really have to know the business to earn their confidence.

We lost some very good opportunities early on because we couldn't describe why we were better at billing than someone they might hire to run the office.

And at almost every appointment, we were asked to demo the software platform we'd use to communicate with the insurance carriers. This is where this initial "Unique Business Opportunity" fell short.

So, we started our search again, and found Antek HealthWare. Along with the credibility of being in business for over 20 years, they also offered a Practice Management Billing package called "DAQbilling". Their web site was very detailed and, much to our delight, finally seemed to answer the questions we had about the original software we'd invested in.

The difference this time was the incredible "live" technical support available for every step of the process.

This is exactly the kind of support we needed, so we could earn confidence and trust, while proposing to prospects the idea that we were a better option than an in-house billing person. DAQbilling would even do live demos via the internet at our appointments, further showing the excellent support we could give to a client.

We were thrilled.

There was one more issue, however, because we were still hazy on the process as a whole. So we went back to our search, and we were lucky enough to find MedicalBillingcourse.com.

Their course was easy to access and take, and could be done at our own pace, with everything we needed to start our business but didn't get in our first go around.

Now, when we have a new client, it feels like we've done everything before, because we have, through the course materials. With the support from Tammy Harlan and the MedicalBillingCourse.com staff, we were able to really learn the true details on how to be successful in this business.

Our business is still relatively young, which is why having access to the incredible resources of MedicalBillingCourse.com is so important. We have spoken to the writers of other Success Stories published on the medicalbillingcourse.com website, and they all attribute much of their success and satisfaction to what they have learned from MedicalBillingCourse.com.

In our opinion, people want to do business with people they trust. That's why MedicalBillingCourse.com is so successful. Yes it is an online course, but it's so much more. There are live conversations that occur at any time and support from both Tammy's group as well as from Antek's DAQbilling team. They really do answer the phone when you call, and in the worst case scenario, you leave a message and they call you back within five minutes.

Now that's support! Yet, it's still only one of the reasons MedicalBillingCourse.com and DAQbilling are the best option to get doctors paid faster and more reliably than even their own in house staff possibly could!

My partner, Sharon Galvin and I - Lisa Shestack - are principals of Accurate Cash Flow Solutions, Inc., which is located in Franklin, MA. Without the powerful relationship between MedicalBillingCourse.com and DAQ Billing, we would not be as successful as we are today.

Due to personal referrals from our first few accounts, we have even developed expertise in a few specialty fields of medicine. What is really important is to follow up with all opportunities without getting discouraged with the practices that tell you that they will only use an in-house full-time biller.

By finishing the course to gain the knowledge, lingo and processes coupled with the best software platform and technical support available, those very Doctors will begin to see you as their "virtual" in-house electronic medical claims processor. You will gain their confidence, as we have time and time again!