Well, my first quarter results are in. It was another good period of production but some startling returns. I worked hard this quarter. Â I tried to see all the people that needed my care for either acute or chronic care. I was able to accumulate just over $245,000 in monies billed to private pay patients, the insured, Medicare and Medicaid patients. Most of my collegues would admit that I did pretty well.
The startling news was how much I didn’t receive back after the government and insurance companies did their dance. My “adjustments” this quarter tallied $99,606. That’s right, a whopping 40% in monies that someone thought they didn’t owe.
Now it’s my job to do what I can to change that senerio. I don’t need to work harder. I need to work smarter. I work for a company that I need to hold accountable for the contracts that exist between the above mentioned agencies and the physician groupÂ whereÂ I work. You can bet that I will be doing this first thing Monday morning.
Have a great weekend. Remember that money may be important but the most important thing is that people were cared for and no one died–at least I don’t think anyone died.