January 22, 2015 by Lisa Brammer
Everyone who sends out bills has Accounts Receivable. Keeping current on your A/R can be a daunting task, especially for an independent physician who is trying to keep tabs on all aspects of their practice. You’re busy attending to your first priority, your patients. Even a busy and thriving practice, with the best intentions, can have their A/R inflate into a mess.
Just like your patients, you’re A/R can be young or old, large or small, or healthy or troubled.
When I visit my doctor, the appointment always starts out in the same way. Whether you are a member of the medical community, or simply a patient, I’d imagine everyone is familiar with this ritual:
You jump on the scale; the nurse takes your pulse and blood pressure then follows that up with a thermometer under the tongue—or swiped across the forehead, if they are into new-fangled equipment.
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