Our first approach to collections is the secondary bill review process. This process, which is enshrined in the labor code, is a necessary first step for all medical receivables. We maintain a full staff of second bill review collectors. We, with the authorization from the client, will dispute billings to the Independent Bill Review System. We are intimately familiar and incredibly successful in using this system.
This success is magnified when the billing is produced by Associated Lien Services, Inc. , as we are consistently monitoring any updates in the Official Medical Fee Schedule. For cases that are outside of the second bill review system that deal with issues of causation, necessity, or authorization, our collections team will complete the following: analyze each bill, initiate collection procedures to resolve, and/or file a declaration of readiness to litigate before the WCAB.