Quality First Medical Billing
Our mission is:
Enable practices to thrive and grow through sustainable billing practices, compliance with national and local laws, and reporting our reports on a timely basis.
A medical practice may be built on a single provider, but that person rarely does it alone. Most practices have a team of people performing various functions, from receptionist making appointments, to the back office medical assistant helping a crying child. We never loose sight of the fact that a practice is not only the health care provider, but team making the practice function at its best.
Sustainable billing is maximizing revenue without compromising integrity. This means following, maintaining, and at times exceeding the standards of billing. Complying with the National Coding Initiatives, sending claims that accurately represent the encounter the provider had with the patient, and timely submission of claims and accompanying paperwork to both health insurance payers and patients.
The constant in health care is that is changes. Most changes center on compliance with Federal and State laws including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statue, and Medicare. Providers must also meet standards of documentation to justify services provided.
In order for a health care provider to make any decision for the practice, that providers needs business information. Timely monthly reporting is one of the means to accomplish this goal. We prefer a monthly conversation to discuss the results of the reports, strategic planning, and analysis.
We have over 20 years of experience in medical billing, coding and medical practice management. In that time, we have learned the importance of team work, and how that translates to increased efficiency, higher revenue, and overall improved practice operations. By understanding that the billing process is part of the larger practice, we can achieve cohesiveness leading to faster reimbursements.
Our Team is experienced and highly educated in the business of medicine to help your practice achieve sustainable success:
Over 20 years of experience in health care management
Over 15 of those years as an independent contractor
Bachelor's Degree concentrating on Health Care Administration
MBA in E-Commerce
We focus on the business of medicine to help medical practitioners focus on medicine.
Claire Freeman, BS, CPC
CEO, Quality First Medical Billing
Claire Freeman is the founder of Quality First Medical Billing. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years; from front office to billing specialist and practice administrator. She has worked with extensively with various specialties including plastic surgery, family practice, physical therapy, orthopedic surgery, neurology, pain management, rehabilitation, anesthesia, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), and more. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration.
She is active with her local AAPC chapter, and has served as an officer.