About Me

Vice President & Co-Founder of AMBS, Inc. www.AMBSinc.com Greg has been involved with the business services and outsourcing industry for the last 20 years, helping some of the largest Fortune 500 corporations, and small to medium sized healthcare practitioners with their outsourcing needs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Physicians Must Post Prices For Walk-Ins Says New Law

Doctors may be shocked to find out they could be fined up to $1,000 a day for not posting fees for patients without appointments. The new "Health Care Transparency Bill" just passed by the Florida Legislature, requires the posting of rates charged by urgent care centers, walk-in clinics and any physicians who accept walk-ins. According to the new law, prices for the top most common procedures of the clinics must be displayed visibly in order to avoid steep fines.

Physicians and other health care providers can learn how this law applies to their practices and how to avoid compliance traps at a free webinar, "Posting Your Prices: Does the New Law Apply to You?" on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 from 5-6 p.m. To register, go here.

Although the law took effect on July 1, 2011, many health care providers are unaware of the new regulation and its possible pitfalls, says Lester Perling, a partner with the Fort Lauderdale office of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel.

"Although intended for Urgent Care Centers, this law also could apply to any clinic that accepts walk-ins, including existing patients," he said. "Practices can incur fines of up to $10,000 per day for not complying with this regulation."

In addition to Perling, speakers for the webinar include Attorney Alan Gassman of Clearwater, Fla.-based Gassman, Bates & Associates, P.A., and Dr. Pariksith Singh.

Gassman is a board-certified estate planning lawyer who assists physicians, primarily on the west coast of Florida, with their practices and personal estate planning needs. In practice for 27 years, Gassman is a frequent author and speaker on topics related to asset protection and tax planning.

The immediate past chair of the Florida Bar's Health Law Section, Perling is a board-certified health law attorney, member of The Joint Commission's Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), and author of the Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook.

Board-certified physician Dr. Singh is the CEO of Access Health Care, LLC, a multi-specialty group of approximately 85 providers in Florida, and CEO of Access 2 Health Care, LLC, an IPA that manages more than 15,000 managed care lives in Florida.

Broad and Cassel

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Need a good start to find out if your practice can stomach outsourcing?


As a practice owner or manager, you have to look closely at your internal situation before you can even decide whether outsourcing makes sense.  You have to review your environment, financial and staffing scenarios before moving the next decision process; hiring an outside billing firm.
Because the medical billing industry has been inundated over the years with home-based start ups, and offshore entities, many health care practitioners have been burned by inexperienced billing service providers.  The barrier to entry for the billing industry has been fairly low, which is why practice owners need to dig in much deeper when deciding if they should outsource, and how to decide who is qualified to be a good fit for their practice.

This is one of the most comprehensive checklists in the industry.  Use this now as a tool to do the proper due diligence in making what can be a game changing decision for your practice.  

This checklist was developed through a collaboration of health care providers, IT vendors, and the billing/consulting firm, AMBS, Inc., a Nationwide, 20 year billing service provider (www.AMBSinc.com ). Bryan Towns, President of AMBS, a published contributor to numerous industry articles, has been consulting and advising hundreds of health  care providers over the last 20 years, with best practice approaches to effective outsourcing and cost reduction measures.

Here are some of key things you will learn in this common sense and comprehensive FREE checklist:
  • Critical metrics you should be asking your inhouse biller/Office Manager or current billing company, to quickly determine the overall "health of your practice"
  • How to know what your cost savings or revenue enhancement will be by outsourcing
  • What to consider when setting up your in-house billing team
  • AND Much MORE
Complete the form HERE, and we will email this checklist to you immediately.

Make sure to check your JUNK/SPAM folder for this Checklist