medical-bill-collections

Chances are, your practice is faced with the challenge of a higher load of aging accounts receivable and the likelihood of needing medical bill collections services. Unlike a decade ago, the core strategy in lowering those A/R days is not necessarily centered on streamlining insurance company processes. This time, patients are the likely source of […]

veterinary-collections

When your veterinary practice is faced with past-due bills and rising accounts receivable, that can leave you struggling to take care of your own expenses. Setting the right fees and recovering payment from the people who have entrusted you with their pet’s care is far from your favorite task, but veterinary collections is very necessary. […]

Tamara Ward IC System Northeast Metro Young Professionals Group

Helping the community is incredibly important to IC System, which is why we are proud to announce that Client Service Representative Tamara Ward has completed an extensive professional leadership initiative with the Northeast Metro Young Professionals Group (NMYP). The NMYP is a program developed by the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation that seeks future leaders […]

uncollectable accounts IC System

Choosing the right vendor for your organization can turn into a nerve-wracking experience, and it’s even harder to know what to look for in a collection agency. To make sure you’re choosing a collection partner that will bring an ethical and effective approach to your uncollectable accounts, the answers to these four questions can reveal […]

patient-consumerism-IC System

To boost your bottom line, it may pay to consider patient consumerism when dealing with your patients. Because when a patient schedules a visit for medical care, they’re not simply thinking about the quality of care. They’re thinking about the value they’re getting from the visit, even if they have medical insurance coverage. Here are […]

dental-accounts-receivable IC System

If you’re looking at using a collection partner to recover bad debts from your dental patients, you might be thinking about what success looks like. A 100-percent recovery is ideal. But as you’ve probably surmised, that’s a best-case scenario. When you’re screening collection agencies for dental accounts receivable, an important question to ask is how much […]

healthcare-revenue-cycle IC System

It would be an understatement to say our health insurance system has seen a seismic shift in the past decade. It makes revenue cycle management a challenge because patients, not insurance companies, are paying for a larger share of their medical visits. According to one study, a patient’s cost-sharing payments for medical care have outpaced […]

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More than 34 employees from IC System’s Wisconsin branch office volunteered to help gather donations and oversee the Rotary Light festival in La Crosse. Each night, a different business or group volunteers its time to the winter festival. Decked in IC System stocking hats and scarves, the volunteers gathered for three shifts on December 4 […]

collecting-in-house- IC System

Focusing on past-due accounts is the most important component of accounts receivable management. In order to recover accounts receivable, the path to success is setting up a system where late-paying customers get reminders and those reminders are consistently administered. This alone may raise the question of whether your firm should keep the collection efforts in-house or […]

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If you’re looking for a way to optimize your accounts receivable, customer segmentation is one strategy you’ll want to adopt. The idea behind customer segmentation is using their past behavior to help you decide how to respond if they fail to pay you on time. Taking this strategic approach to accounts receivable management will help […]