loose-change

There’s untold value in loose change. You could have a small treasure hiding between your couch cushions or in your junk drawer. Although many of us no longer carry cash or coin, there always seems to be some coinage lying around that goes unnoticed. Now imagine if everyone in your office pooled together their loose […]

financial-mistakes-ic system

Dentistry offers a rewarding career, one that comes with the satisfaction of helping others, along with the financial benefits. Even so, these five financial mistakes can derail your practice and your profits. Coasting on student loan payments: The median dental school debt for graduates in the class of 2018 was $280,410. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]

secure-consumer-information-ic system

One thing business owners think about is protecting consumer information. When it’s time to turn late accounts over to a third-party debt collector, you may be wondering what happens to that information and what they do to keep it safe. The short answer: Go in with high expectations. Because a reputable, quality collection agency may […]

government-excessive-fees-ic system

State and local governments can no longer impose excessive fees and fines after a Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday, February 20. The unanimous decision reinforces the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” Fees and fines of this […]

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 […]