If youâ€™re like most people these days you have an iTunes account to purchase music and a PayPal account for Ebay purchases. Both require that you keep a credit card on file. You also leave your credit card on file when you make airline or hotel reservations, use a speed-pass at the gas pump or open a membership at Blockbuster video. It simplifies paying bills and saves time.
Offer your patients that same convenience when you accept assignment of their insurance benefits. Keep a preauthorized credit card on file and bill the patientâ€™s credit card immediately for any balance remaining after benefits. You clear the account instantly and the patient doesnâ€™t need to bother with bills. This is a win-win alternative to sending statements.