PracticaBilling, was founded by two LCSWs, with over fifty years of experience in private practice between them. As their respective practices grew, they felt increasingly overwhelmed by the bureaucratic demands of insurance and billing paperwork. Submitting claims, tracking insurance payments, handling unpaid and rejected claims, following-up on late co-pays and/or out-of-pocket payments and keeping up-to-date financial records devoured hours each week. This time could have been used for additional sessions or for just plain leisure.
WE TAKE THE WORK OUT OF THE FUN
In researching medical billing services they found an abundance of companies devoted to the needs of medical doctors, but very few for psychotherapists and other mental health professionals. In 2007 they joined with Neal Charles, a former research analyst for the Smithsonian Publishing & Digital Network and an expert in information technology. Together they formed PracticaBilling.