"Many Physicians forego thousands of dollars annually in uncollected fees due to poor billing practices and inconsistent collection of uninsured services. While most physicians accept that uninsured services are an integral part of their practice, few bill adequately for these services, and fewer still maintain a thorough uninsured services program as part of their office policy"
Uninsured Services or services that are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Program can consume as much as five percent of the time and resources required to operate a Family Physicians practice. These services include repeating a patient’s prescription without a visit to the office, medical advice given over the phone and a variety of sick notes, government and insurance forms to name just a few.
Doctors Services Group has developed an effective program, which allows Family Physicians to get their uninsured services under control and in addition realize a healthy return on their investment. Doctor Services Group provides both an Annual Fee (or Block Fee) program and a billing service for those patients who would prefer to pay for uninsured service as they are rendered.
Many of our existing Family Physicians had never billed or managed an Uninsured Services Program prior to working with Doctor Services. The remainder of our clients have previously run an Uninsured Services Program, but found it extremely time consuming to manage the administration and were inconsistent when it came to billing their patients.
In both cases, the results of implementing the Doctor Services Group Annual Fee program have provided significant results. Firstly, physicians are seeing increases in their Uninsured Services revenue, and just as importantly they are freeing up valuable time that had previously been taken up with the substantial administrative burden of organising and maintaining their own Uninsured Services Program.
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