With midwifery care on the rise in the United States, people are starting to hear about midwives and home birth. Increasing labor cost, malpractice insurance, and midwifery supplies, private midwifery practices need to identify areas where income can be increased to ensure the financial stability of your midwifery business while providing high-quality midwifery care. While you can’t always increase revenue through increasing service costs, you may be able to find more money through negotiating or re-negotiating payor contracts with your biggest insurers.
The best way for negotiating fees with health care plans is to have more leverage. Below are some tips and tools on how to effectively negotiate.
Negotiation is crucial especially with the fact that insurance provider may have a little upper hand in the negotiation process as they have the money to sustain your practice. While making sure you get the best agreement, always have your legal team on the side. One important way to win a negotiation is that you show them you know what you are doing, by having the right people on your side.
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