Medical Practice Management
Jun 05

OTC collections produce a double pay-off

Over-the-counter (OTC) collection is important to your practice. Consider this: Those small, unpaid balances end up on patient statements. Each statement sent by your office costs you anywhere from $4 to $7 in materials, staff time, and postage (and that doesn’t include time spent following up on collections and posting patient payments received in the mail).

It makes no sense to spend $5 generating a bill for a $10 balance. Even if the patient pays, you seriously cut the value with increased overhead.

Reducing the group’s billing and follow-up costs by receiving payments at the time of service will elminate the needless costs and ensures you’ll receive full reimbursement.

About Reed Tinsley, CPA

As a top advisor to physicians, I help increase practice profits by delivering hands-on, expert medical accounting/tax support, practice counsel, and revenue-building strategies. Read more →