Every year millions of Americans utilize variety of rehabilitation therapy services. Rehab centers and physiotherapists play a vital role in keeping our citizens healthy and self-reliant.
Unfortunately billing is a complex affair for Rehab centers, because there is not a uniform standard how much will a private insurance cover. If a patient has a government sponsored plan such as Medicare or Medicaid then the coverage is vastly different.
Moreover the insurance coverage also varies from state to state which determines deductibles, co-insurance, co-payments and other payments that are not covered by the patient’s insurance provider. Then there is a variation in the contractual agreements between various Rehab centers and insurance companies.
Rehab centers and physiotherapists expect payment right after rendering of services or within 30 days of the billing date.
Even though rehab centers explain the billing process to their patients very clearly by providing a breakup of what is covered by their insurance and their out of pocket costs, there are many patients who are unable to pay bills on time. Internal staff of the rehab centers is responsible for reminder calls and send repeat invoices by mail. Once a debt is 90 days past due, the efforts of in-house billing departments appears of no use.
Involvement of a professional debt collection agency is a game changer. Patients are more likely to pay when a collection agency demands the payment.
A debt collection agency assists rehab centers by making patients fulfill their obligations by establishing repayment plans, offering variety of payment options and explaining consequences of not paying. They send recovery notices to the patient or the guarantor. Recovery efforts include collection calls and litigation if bills are still not cleared despite of all the efforts.
Multi-step approach by collection agencies maximizes the chances of recovering money. Collections are performed in a diplomatic manner to preserve the relationship of the rehab center and the patient.
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Physiotherapy, psychiatry, de-addiction, sports & wellness, detoxification and rehabilitation centers can utilize the recovery services of a collection agency to collect money from clients who have not paid instead of writing off that debt.