What to Look for in Top Medical Billing Companies In recent years, more and more medical practices have made the smart decision to hire a medical billing company to improve their efficiency and increase their profitability. If you are interested in hiring a medical billing company, you will find that you have many options. With so many medical billing companies out there, it can be difficult to select the right one for your practice. For this reason, Applied Medical Systems (AMS) has compiled this handy list of what to look for in top medical billing companies. HIPAA Compliance Top medical billing companies are HIPAA compliant, meaning their medical billing professionals use EHR or EMR systems and do not share the health information of patients. They guarantee that all of their patient information is secure and protected from attacks by viruses, hackers, and others. References References are important when you hire a medical billing company. Top medical billing companies would be happy to provide you with the contact information of clients they are currently working with or have worked with in the past. It’s a good idea to seek references from practices that are similar to the size, scope, and specialty of yours. Affordability The cost of a medical billing company’s services can make or break your decision to hire them. Since one of the greatest benefits of outsourcing medical billing is to save money on overhead, top medical billing companies offer their services at an affordable price point. When inquiring about the prices of each medical billing company, ask about any hidden fees so that you can avoid surprises when it comes time to pay. Seamless Integration with Your EHR or EMR System Top medical billing companies understand the importance of a seamless integration with a client’s EHR or EMR system. Prior to hiring any company, you should ask for a demo of how they will integrate with your particular EHR or EMR. This will allow you to be sure that the company can access documentation and begin the medical billing process right away. You Receive Complete Ownership of Your Billing Data Sometimes, medical billing companies state that they will own your billing data if you choose to work with them. You should avoid hiring a company like this because your data should belong to you and not a third party. Make sure that you will have the right to take your data with you in the event that you decide to change companies or bring your billing in-house. Contact Applied Medical Billing Systems Applied Medical Billing Systems is HIPPA compliant and affordable, can provide you with references, is capable of seamlessly integrating with your EHR or EMR, and will not take ownership of your billing data. To learn more about why we’ve been rated one of the top medical billing companies, call us at 919-477-5152 or fill out our online contact form.