Month: April 2016

Finding The Right FQHC Billing Company

The reality that any FQHC would need the services of a professional FQHC billing company is undeniable. With a good billing company, FQHCs are assured of efficiency, customer satisfaction and increased revenue.FQHC medical billing

Nonetheless, with medical billing companies mushrooming every day, it is painstakingly difficult for health centers (especially startups) to choose a billing company that will meet their needs. One thing is for sure, each billing company presents itself as the cream. To discern chaff from grains, there are a couple of factors to look out for when choosing a billing service.

Bespoke FQHC Billing Services

Each FQHC has its own set of services. Though most of them share billing problems, each has unique billing needs. To this end, billing companies need to tweak their services to suit needs of each of these health centers. With tailor-made services, you are assured that you are covered for any billing problem you may have in future. A good billing company is one that will work with a health center in a bid to identify and overcome FQHC billing challenges facing them and opportunities they have and then make a plan to curb challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

Collection Criteria

One of the main reasons why health centers need FQHC billing companies is to assist them in self-pay collections. This is why reputable FQHC billing companies like MaximizedRevenue.com thrive in the markerplace for billing services. Instead of health center employees following clients to collect any cash they owe the facility, billing companies do the follow-up to ensure that patients pay all their dues. A good company should have a follow-up plan put in place.
On the same point, billing companies need to provide as much information to their clients as they can. This helps clinics make major decisions, analyze cash flow, identify challenges and opportunities and even make a budget. A billing company that offers regular reports helps a clinic change their operation techniques for the better.

Industry Experiencemedical FQHC billing experience

Experience is key. This is indisputable of any company that produces goods or offers services. A billing company that has been in operation for a long time (especially one that has operated for more than a year) and has handled a couple of clients successfully is better placed to offer quality services than one that has just kicked off. Nevertheless, you need to look beyond their length of operation and look at what they have achieved with their clients and their mode of operation. You need to assess their use of technology and how swift their services are.

Customer Support and Prices

If you want quality services from a FQHC billing company, prices will not be a problem. But then again, you need to know their pricing options and compare their prices with other companies in their level. Every billing company should (at all times) offer excellent customer support. This is an attribute that you should never beg for. If there is no customer support, a clinic is as better as handling their own billing problems.

What Services do FQHC Billing Companies Offer?

A good billing company should offer at least three main FQHC billing services; patient invoicing and support, claim generation and submission and collection services. They perform exemplary in following up insurance providers for claims in process. Other services you should expect from your billing service provider include credentialing, insurance eligibility confirmation, medical coding and scheduling of appointments among others.

13 Tips to Leverage Local SEO to Promote Your Business

Local SEO is one of the most powerful marketing mediums for local business. However, many business owners and marketing professional are unsure where to begin with implementing SEO.

These local SEO tips will work for just about any business that want to boost its visibility with local search results. These are the listings for which Google lists three local businesses and a map above the organic search results (commonly known as the the Google 3-pack in the SEO community).3 pack google local seo

Depending on how your website is set up, and your business, you might not be able to implement all of these tips, but implementing just 70 percent of them is enough for most local businesses to rank high in local search results. Let’s jump right in.

1. Create and verify your Google+ Local page

Once you create your Google+ Local page, you need to verify your address (by entering your area pin code), email address (by clicking on email link sent to you), and website (by linking Google+ local page with your site).

2. Have a mailing address in city or town that you are targeting

Without an address, it would be difficult for you to rank in local search results for that particular location. However, you can still rank for normal search results for your localized keywords that are normally displayed right below local business listings.

3. Decide the website page you want to list on your Google+ local page

Assess whether your newly created page, your homepage, or another page on your site (about us, contact, services, etc), is most relevant, in terms on on-site optimization (header tag, title tag, content, etc), to effectively list on your Google+ Local page.

4. Fully complete your Google+ Local page

Write a short (80-100 words) description of your business to populate your Google+ page. It should also include your keywords and services. Provide opening hours, contact details and upload at least one video and five photos.

5. Choose suitable categories on your Google+ Local page

You need to choose proper categories that accurately describe your business for long term SEO success. You also need to ensure your category choices state all about your business (e.g. cosmetic dentist, electrician, dental clinic, etc), rather than products you sell or services you provide.

6. Be consistent with your company name, address and phone number

Make sure that your business name, address and phone numbers are listed on Google+ Local page and they exactly match with the name, address and phone numbers listed on a specific page of your website. You also need to list your local phone number (with its area code and city you are planning to target, on specific page of your website and your Google+ page.)

7. Make it super easy for people to find and/or contact you

You should put your website phone number, address and email address in a prominent position on each page of your site. Also add a contact form to your website’s footer or sidebar to ensure proper local SEO.

8. Include your keyword and location on your website landing page

Include primary keyword and location that you want to rank for in your header tag, title, and written content on the specific page of your site listed on Google+ Local page.

9. Add a map of your location to your website

You can search for your business address on Google Maps. Now click on “link” button to get an embedded code for the map, and include that particular code on your website page that is listed on your Google+ Local page.

10. Create a separate website page for each location that you wish to target

If your business operates from multiple locations, you need to create one page on your site for each of them, and optimize (header tag, title tag, written content, etc) each of those pages specifically for just one location.

11. Optimize your website for multiple devices

You should optimize your website for various mobile devices such as laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Having a responsive web design that renders on all devices will impact your business’ web presence on Google mobile search. For information on mobile web design, click here.

12. Create separate page for each of your products or services

Create one page that effectively summarizes all your services or products and have a link to other pages that cover details of those products. Also write unique content for your website.

13. List your business on directories and third-party websites

List your business name, address, and phone number on authoritative and trustworthy websites. Ensure same phone number and address is listed each time. This will definitely boost your local SEO efforts.

3 New & Unique Cycling Jerseys from Retro Two

Is it true that wearing an awesome cycling jersey makes your performance better and increases your power output on the bike? Probably not.

But in defense of fashion and style, riding in something that resonates with your personality is a quality that shouldn’t go overlooked.

Let’s admit it, regardless of how good the quality a piece of clothing is, if you do not like its design and graphics, it will never see the light of day. So it is paramount to have a cycling jersey that not only has a cool design but also doesn’t sacrifice quality and performance.unique cycling jerseys

Retro Two is a company that sets out to support both the style and functionality of cycling apparel. Recently, Retro Two has raised the curtains on several new and unique cycling jerseys. Below we feature three of those jerseys and what makes them high-performance, all the while eye-grabbing.

Circus Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey for Men

Featuring the historic Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brother’s America’s Greatest Shows Consolidated, this product is one of the most unique cycling jerseys at Retro Two. With a soft yet illuminating colors and a classic design, the dye sublimation printing done on the Circus short-sleeve jersey keeps the colors bright even after many washes. It’s one concept that’s quickly becoming one of the most popular classic cycling jerseys for a vintage velo look.Circus unique cycling jerseys

The Circus Short sleeve cycling jersey for men features an ultra-soft Euro mesh fabric that offers maximum comfort. It has air pass pro moisture wicking that bears the latest technology to enhance quick drying. When cycling, it is imperative to have air passing through your body to cool the temperatures. The Circus cycling jersey comes with air through mesh side panels to allow air through and a 4 –way stretch.

Cycling exposes you to the sun and the cycling jersey if it’s not of high quality, it will fade and get torn. The Circus Short sleeve cycling jersey comes with a 30+ SPF UV protection. The zipper is full length and not visible and will not give you any trouble while zipping. It also comes with a silicon gripper band that keeps the rear of the jersey in place. The jersey also comes with three rear pockets which are firmly held in place.

Balloon Sleeveless Cycling Jersey for Women

The alluring and creative Balloon sleeveless cycling jersey is a form fitting option for women that comes with an ultra-soft Euro mesh fabric for maximum comfort. The balloon design is very appealing to the eye and will make you want to wear it over and over again.balloon unique cycling jerseys

The sleeveless design combined with the AirPass Pro moisture-wicking material and the air through mesh side panels will make your cycling experience much more enjoyable. This uniquely-designed bike jersey is also SPF 30+ UV protected, so only sunscreen on the arms is required.

STL-Style Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey for Women

The STL-Style short sleeve cycling jersey for women is very sleek, stylish, and classy jersey that many women like. This unique cycling jersey is designed for the modern woman who is not afraid to enjoy the outdoors at the same time keeping fit.STL Style unique cycling jerseys

The STL-Style short sleeve cycling jersey for women is designed with SPF 30+ UV protection materials to let you enjoy the cycling experience without being worried about the effects of the harsh summer sun. The dye sublimation used in the creation of the jersey is top notch and unique. The cycling jersey is form fitting and comes in different sizes to cater to the different needs. The sizes range from small to XX large.

The zipper is hidden, full-length and it is trouble free. Euro mesh material used on the fabric is ultra-soft to give you all the comfort when cycling. The jersey comes with three rear pockets which are reinforced in place by stitching.

Cycling is a passion, so let the jersey you choose reflect that love. With the new and unique cycling jerseys from Retro Two, you will never get bored of the appealing designs on offer. The jerseys’ prices are quite affordable taking into consideration of the quality that you get with every purchase.