One of the most frustrating and seemingly futile battles of starting your practice from scratch is getting the medical insurance game figured out.
The problem with this game is that the rules vary from company to company.
Here’s the guidance and tips/tricks that would have been helpful to you for navigating insurance game.
1. Do your research
There are some companies that are universally a good idea to join. There are other, specific regional carriers that you may want to join.
First, you must do your research. Start by knowing your vision for your practice and your patient demographic. Study your community. Who are the major employers? Who are the major insurers?
There is no shortcut to knowing this. Your practice is your priority. Your community is your priority. You must study your own community to know how to serve it.
2. Meticulousness is rewarded
When attempting to get on insurance panels, get ready to amass an arsenal of evidence. It is extremely helpful to take meticulous notes about every call made, online form submitted, email sent, and snail mail delivered.
Be prepared for a whole lot of “We don’t see your application,” or “We never received a package from you,” or “Please allow 60 days for processing.”
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