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Select a Medical Answering Service that Takes HIPAA Guidelines Seriously

Too many answering services put their healthcare clients at risk when it comes to following HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) guidelines. Some aren’t aware of HIPAA, others assume it doesn’t apply to them, and more than a few think they can take shortcuts and not get caught. But it’s not only […]

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Is a Medical Answering Service an Investment or an Expense?

A common element among healthcare providers is having a medical answering service take calls after office hours and even provide office-hours support. Some business managers view their doctors answering service as an expense that they must seek to contain or even eliminate, if they get overly aggressive. Other business managers cite their medical answering service […]

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What Are Common On-Call Scenarios for Medical Practices?

The healthcare industry is an around-the-clock effort that never closes. This is because people’s health concerns don’t follow a convenient nine-to-five, Monday-through-Friday schedule. That’s why most medical practices tap the services of a professional medical answering service. They want to be available to their patients 24/7, whenever a need arises, but they must also guard […]

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Tips to Lower Your Medical Answering Service Bill

Healthcare providers are stuck between rising costs and lower reimbursement rates. This can trigger a cost-cutting initiative. When considering this, remember that the cost of a medical answering service is a small fraction of what it would take to hire an office receptionist. It’s a veritable bargain with a high-value return that patients appreciate. Yet […]

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Do You Want Your Answering Service to Be a Generalist or a Specialist

Most telephone answering services will take on a wide range of clientele, from roofer, to funeral home, to property management company, to consultant, to attorney. Oh yeah, they’ll handle healthcare too. Really? These answering services try to be all things to all people. They’re generalists. Some do okay on it and others not so well. […]

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