physician-staffing

In recent years, hospitals have turned to physician staffing companies to fill empty shifts for emergency services. But recent reports raise the possibility this arrangement does more harm than good when it comes to improving patient experience as well as recovering patient receivables. Hospitals turn to physician staffing companies because it eliminates the need to […]

state-taxes

More than a decade has passed since the Great Recession started in 2007, marking the worst worldwide economic period since the Great Depression. In the interim, it’s been a slow crawl toward a healthy global market. We’re not entirely there yet. Not every state in the U.S. has turned around, but we’re close. The fourth […]

gsa-contract-holder

IC System is proud to announce that it has been awarded a five-year Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) with the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide debt collection services to the federal government and its various agencies. IC System’s contract is on the Professional Services Schedule (PSS), an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedules. GSA serves government […]

IC SYSTEM 80thYear logo

IC System has renewed its official certification as a Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by The Supplier Clearinghouse. “I am pleased to announce that we have renewed our WBE certification, which is highly regarded among many of our clients and prospects,” said Barbara Erickson, IC System’s Chairman of the Board. The Supplier Clearinghouse is a California […]

skip-tracing-techniques

How do you track down a patient who owes money but has disappeared? The bill comes back in the mail, the phone number is disconnected, and the work contact they provided has never heard of them. When this happens, it’s disheartening to face the possibility that your dental practice may not get paid in full. The good […]

cash-flow-strategies

Effective cash flow strategies are the lifeblood of any business, and that’s especially true for a small business. But it doesn’t always flow into your coffers in an even and orderly fashion. On a graph, revenues have ups and downs, just like a roller coaster. That forces many entrepreneurs to rely on various forms of credit, […]

insurance-payers

Keeping accounts receivable days to an acceptable level is a challenge for any medical practice management system, especially when the source of excess days comes from the insurance companies. If your billing department can single out payers that are racking up 90 A/R days or more, that can have a cascading effect on your cash flow, especially if the […]

dental-automation

In the coming year, many dental practices have big changes planned. According to a survey of more than 2,000 healthcare providers, a vast majority will rely on automation for some areas of their revenue cycle management, a move that can speed up payment and increase cash flow. These upgrades, according to the Black Book’s 2017 […]

request for proposal

In my years as a proposal writer, I’ve responded on behalf of big Fortune 500 companies and smaller, family-owned operations. And as a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals, I’ve attended the industry seminars and commiserated with my fellow proposal writers. I’ve learned a few things from my time in the trenches, and […]

government-collection-agency

It is an unfortunate reality that some of your constituents will fail to pay for their services or taxes in a timely manner. At a certain point, you will want to retain the services of a debt collection partner to assist in realizing payments on these delinquent accounts. When the time comes to choose a […]