It’s hurricane season – again! It’s been a few years since we’ve had a major hurricane here in South Florida. Have you and your billing service been lulled back into a false sense of security? Because unless you heed the lessons learned from past disasters, your practice is one power-outage away from thousands of dollars in lost revenues.
True story: Right after Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida in October 2005, one Palm Beach County pediatrician was lucky enough to get his power back just a week after the storm (most of the tri-county area was in the dark for a full two weeks). But the building where his billing service was located had no power and the doors were sealed shut. So the doctor spent a week seeing patients amid chaos and confusion – with no support from his billing service and no real way to reach them.