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 (and I do call it a game very intentionally) is that the rules vary from company to company.
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As if this alone weren’t challenging enough, the rules seem to constantly change. It is possible to get one answer from a representative—only to have the next representative you reach tell you the original answer was completely wrong.
You might think to yourself as I did, “Ask a colleague how he did it.” The problem is that the process is so complicated, plus many colleagues have been in-network providers so long that they couldn’t remember the details.
Because of regional differences and the ever-changing rules, it is nearly impossible for me to write you a comprehensive “Here’s how you make insurance credentialing and contracting easier” blog post.
But what I can do, after a year of relentlessly trying to figure it out and get paid for my work, is give you loose guidance and tips/tricks that would have been helpful for me from the beginning.