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Need to improve your Ambulance Billing Service?

Need to improve your Ambulance Billing Service?

More and more people are becoming increasingly aware of just how much value an EMS Billing Service can offer to their organization.

A recent news article (10th October, 2012) described how city officials in Glenn Heights, Dallas has taken on board an external billing service as they looked for ways to increase revenue without increasing taxes. So why was this decision made?

Quite simply an independent Ambulance Billing Service can provide a better and more efficient service to both their clients and the general public. At ABS Inc. we employ dedicated individuals to perform specific tasks to ensure the smooth running of all operations.

It mostly comes down to the management issue of billing services within the emergency medical services. It can be time consuming and expensive, more so when it comes to debt recovery. There is of course the added burden and cost of keeping up with current policies and regulations from organizations such as HIPAA.

ABS specialists, such as ABS Inc. provide a service that brings everything together and generates growth in revenue, substantial increases in many cases. Any EMS company that is struggling to break even or making small gains in their billing services really need to have serious consideration in to out-sourcing this business activity to a dedicated and expert billing service provider, such as ourselves.

Another aspect that should be considered is the customer service relationship. Our members of staff are trained to deal with all people in a highly professional manner, remaining courteous at all times in dealing with their affairs.

ABS Inc use the industry’s leading ambulance billing software to ensure maximum revenue potential and provide the best possible solutions and service.

Talk to us for an informal discussion on how ABS Inc. can help you realize the revenue potential of your EMS business.

What ABS Inc is all about

What ABS Inc is all about?  ABS Inc – The company

We concentrate our professional billing efforts to maximize your collections. We allow for electronic run form submission via scanner or field data capture device. We submit runs daily (rather than weekly) to all payors so you will receive checks more frequently. We electronically image and index all client-submitted documentation to expedite document retrieval and appeals processing. ABS allows clients to run reports and query data online with data as current as the prior business day’s transactions.

ABS staff is current on upcoming ambulance program regulation changes as a member of the American Ambulance Association (AAA), many State Ambulance Associations and many other organizations listed on our Links portion of this web site.

Software used

We use the industry’s leading ambulance billing software, Sweetsoft® Amazon program, on a secure Oracle SQL 2000 Server in conjunction with SentryFile™ file/image processing software. Every program electronically tracks document access for Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Standards compliance. HIPAA compliant code sets for all electronic file transmissions. Our software servers utilize RAID-5 software and hardware ensuring data is maintained on redundant drives, in conjunction with a rigorous file back-up and recovery system. ABS conducts Electronic Archival of all customer data onto Digital Video discs daily, and onto tape weekly.

Proven process

We are an air, ground, and water ambulance billing service provider. We have an active compliance program in place to uphold the most continual patient security, confidentiality and accurate billing practices. Professionally staffed with ambulance billing and appeals specialists, EMTs, and medical professionals, to assist ambulance services just like yours, for, in some cases, much less cost than you are currently paying to do the job in-house. All based on a percentage of net collected revenue. In other words, if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid: Period.

We are credited with “saving” companies on the verge of bankruptcy through sound billing practices, attention to detail and persistence. View our client testimonials on the client tab of this web site. We will endeavor to collect on every dollar that is owed to your service, based on your collection protocol.

Contact us and see how we can help you.