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Last Updated: 30th Nov 2022

How do you send a patient to collections?

It is a good idea to send three statements each month. If the patient fails to make payment or establish a payment plan, you should send a 15-day payment or go-to collection letter.



How long should you wait to send someone to collections?

If your account is 30 days late, you can assume that it won't be sent to collections. While the lender will call you , will send letters to your address. However, it is too early in the process of collections. The credit bureaus will report the delinquency.

How can you increase collection? 13 Steps To Increase Patient Payment Collections

  1. To prompt bill payment, use appointment reminders
  2. Transparency with patients regarding prices.
  3. Buy a billing management system.
  4. Collect payments via your patient portal.
  5. Give patients the benefit
  6. When to call a collection agency.
  7. Offer payment plans
  8. Training staff to prompt payment

If they are making payments, can you send them to collections?

Myth 2 - As long as I'm paying a medical bill, it cannot be sent to collection. You may find that the provider has transferred the bill to collections if you only make small payments or if your payment is made several days late under a payment agreement.

Why you shouldn't pay a collection agency

Lenders may send your file to a collection agency if you fail to pay your credit card or bank loan. They want to collect , because that's how they get compensated . You may think it is in your best interests to pay them if you have the money.