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REVIEW UPDATE: December 11 2018 American Business Systems remains committed to 100% customer satisfaction and has drastically improved their business processes over the years to better serve their customers. American Business Systems is truly dedicated to making sure ALL customers are happy with their coverage. American Business Systems continues to show customer service is of the utmost importance and they currently have no complaints!
To date, American Business Systems has addressed and resolved all reported complaints, which have always been resolved to the complete satisfaction of their customers. American Business Systems proves to be among the top members of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, as a Verified Safe Business. Over time and since becoming a member, American Business Systems has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. Rip-off Report has confirmed that American Business Systems is no fraud, is not a scam and is of the highest integrity. As an active and current member of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever American Business Systems remains committed to customer satisfaction and gets our top Verified Safe endorsement.
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Editors UPDATE: Positive Rating and Recognition has been given to American Business Systems for its Commitment to Excellence in customer service.
Rip-off Reports investigation of American Business Systems uncovers an ongoing commitment to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that American Business Systems will always work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. American Business Systems takes great pains to listen to questions and concerns from clients. American Business Systems is constantly monitoring the web to be more proactive in helping people who are having issues that need resolution. Once they find these people, they are engaging them through any media necessary to help with concerns they may have.
Rip-off Report's investigation of American Business Systems also uncovers an ongoing commitment to total customer satisfaction and dedication to the success of its Licensees. This means that its Licensees can expect the company will always work towards finding a mutual and satisfactory resolution to any complaint or concern in an effort to insure that their Licensees are successful.
The company listens carefully to any concerns of its Licensees and sees them as an opportunity to refine the business and become more efficient as a company in both the process and services they offer as well as the support they provide. The company does regular conference calls and online webinars for all of its Licensees, has done national workshops in conjunction with some of its technology partners and has recently put several new programs in place to proactively work with Licensees to help them in signing up doctors. The company's staff is quick in its responses and is readily available for specific needs or questions that come up. One top executive of the company stated to Rip-off Report that American Business Systems' corporate philosophy is based on the premise that we continually strive to provide both cutting-edge cash-flow solutions to medical providers through our Licensees as well as full training and support of these services in a multitude of formats that are easily accessible." In simpler terms, they are constantly looking for new ways to make their Licensees more successful by implementing new marketing ideas and materials and backing them up with ongoing mentoring, training and support, so they have the tools they need to succeed. The company holds a week-long live training workshop in Dallas, in which Licensees are given a complete overview of the business, with emphasis on how to obtain clients. Then, once the workshop is over, the company provides 12 weeks of telephone business coaching, from a Licensee who has built their business and is paid to mentor the new Licensee to success.
American Business Systems has also spent thousands of dollars developing a high-touch resource center on the Internet as its platform for training and supporting its Licensees. Here, Licensees can access webinars, conference calls, downloads, links, training videos and even marketing materials on the specific service they may be approaching a client with. Recorded versions of the conference calls and webinars are also on the resource center in case a call is missed. The CRM system used by the company tracks Licensee activity and allows communication between all members of the company that are involved with a particular Licensee, allowing for seamless communication and service. In sum, they provide comprehensive training and tools. Rip-off Report has confirmed that the company takes quality control very seriously. They have constantly put effort into ramping up both their support team and Licensee relation processes over the years. For example, they have added additional support staff and are now answering the support line live during business hours through a toll free 800#. Most emails are responded to within a three-hour window, many within minutes.
Currently, the company goes so far as to hold and promote monthly webinars, aimed at medical providers, which Licensees can invite doctors and office managers to attend. Third party endorsement videos with testimonials by doctors as to why they outsourced their billing, hosted by Hugh Downs, and books, authored by the founder and a CPA, are available to Licensees to give as gifts to doctors to build credibility. By providing these types of tools, American Business Systems has created an environment in which the company can assist the Licensee in signing up clients.
It's very much a team consulting environment, with specific tools to locate the doctor, build the relationship and guide them through the process of collecting information on their current cash-flow needs, and then providing guidance on how to prepare a proposal with pricing so that the Licensees aren't left doing it on their own. The company continually strives to develop more tools and provide more assistance to the Licensee in order to assist them with obtaining clients. As one executive said, When our clients succeed, we succeed. It's in everyone's best interest for us to help them. Since the Licensee's success is directly related to the activity level of the Licensee, the company takes a very proactive approach and active role in helping the Licensee present services to the client. As an example, technology partners will give live demos, over the Internet, to the doctors in their own office, with the Licensee present, and answer any questions from the doctors. And, in addition, if the Licensee will cover travel costs, the company even has experts who will hold live educational seminars for doctors and office managers in the Licensees' own area. A complete program has been developed to find sponsors, promote the seminars and follow up with attendees. The company is a registered business opportunity and provides disclosure documents to its Licensees outlining its responsibilities and those of the Licensees as well. Rip-off Report was pleased to learn that the company's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards the success of its Licensees, from disclosure to training to presentation to closure and follow up. American Business Systems recognizes any complaint posted on Rip-off Report (true or not) is an issue that needs to be addressed and, when handled correctly, can be valuable learning opportunity. With the feedback generated by Rip-off Report's Investigation, they continue to make organizational enhancements allowing their Licensees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a total overall commitment to a positive customer experience. In summary, after our investigation, we found 100% total customer satisfaction with American Business Systems' service and care for the Licensee. We then had further discussions with senior management and Rip-off Report is convinced that the company has been and will be committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total customer satisfaction to ensure their Licensees' success. We conclude that this company can be trusted. Any business that belongs to the Corporate Advocacy Program has given their Commitment to Excellence and Total Consumer Satisfaction. That's why consumers should feel safe, confident and secure when doing business with any member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program.
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===================== NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
EDitors NOTE: The report below was found to be false. They never responded to our email to assist them. We also learned that the person filing this complaint never did business with the company. The charges made here were completely false. The reports posted were all posted by the same person using different email addresses.. but, they were all posted from the same IP address.. !! Rip-off Report does not condone this kind of behavior. Rip-off Report has confirmed American Business Systems is a Verified safe business..
AMERICAN BUSINESS SYSTEMS, LLC , ABS MEDICAL BILLING FRANCHISE ABS MEDICAL BILLING KELLER Texas
Do your DUE DILIGENCE. be very careful ABOUT ENTERING into any business relationship with them.
Before you invest your hard earned $20,000.00 know the real facts.
Don't get sucked in just yet. Their website is very alluring, DO NOT FALL FOR INTO THEIR WEB OF LIES.
AMERICAN BUSINESS SYSTEM, LLC partnered up with a software vendor MEDRIUM in 2001 who is ALSO a billing service AND will be your competition.
They have Old technology with ZERO INTEGRATED SERVICES. Your competition will have a field day and eat you up alive with this garbage.
www.allbusiness.com Read the article ABS entering into a strategic alliance with MEDRIUM the software vendor in 2001. They were American Billing Systems, Inc back then.
BIG WARNING Once they have your money you are at their mercy. They control your full access to their site and the MEDRIUM SITE They hold the key to your life. If you challenge them on any aspect of their business practice as was done a few days ago they will yank your ability to access their site without due process. you will be permanently locked out.
YOU HAVE zero control over your $20,000.00 web franchise. How scary is that! You still want to invest $20,000.00???
Adam philips the son of the owner Patrick Philips is the director of licensing. If He feels remotely threatened he will yank your privileges. HE IS A DANGEROUS PERSON.
How they can do this you ask? I don't have all the answers and details but I certainly found out that they can do it,. As they just did this to a licensee a few days ago.
Im guessing you will need to get their contract and head to court!.
Further, they have been at this for years now and have amassed quite a bit of money. So know that they will have the ability to pay for a good defense team.
Although if BERNARD MADOFF PULLING THE BIGGEST SCAM IN THE WORLD WAS FINALLY BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. Perhaps ABS fate is next!!!
In the meantime you are still going to have to make those monthly payment if you took this money out out on the loan you took to go into business with them. IS THIS SINKING IN YET?
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!
Need to be even more convinced?.
HIDDEN FEES YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT
THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR THE INITIAL FRANCHISE COST OF $20,000.00
Marketing training at selling other services because the MEDRIUM SOFTWARE WHICH IS YOUR BACK BONE OF THE BUSINESS has none of it integrated (as in other software) .
The other services like the PPP Patient Payment Plan is an integrated component included into most state of the art medical billing software (check AdvanceMD).INCLUDED AND FREE
Money Quest They make you work these other services because the software lacks them in the first place. Most state of the art other medical billing software have a COLLECTIONS MODULES already integrated as a component. INCLUDED AND FREE (The claim of 18% percent profit using moneyquest collection is extremely exaggerated) In reality you will make very little to nothing . ABS gets a kickback
You will be the luck recipient of Fraudulent Marketing material that is not only antiquated it is filled with inaccurate and misleading information that they encourage you to promote. They are fully aware of this and refuse to do anything about it.
Is this affecting your ethical bounderies yet?
Then they will give you la piece de resistance!!!
Medrium/ Software FEES w
ABS Licensess will pay MEDRIUM/ ABS the following fees: ABS call their fees a rebate . I would rather call it a kickback :
$100.00 per month (this is going up in the near future) maybe as much as $200.00
To process 300 claims per month.
Then you are charged $1.25 per claim (301 to 500)
then you are charged $1.00 per claim (501 on up) PER MONTH
If you use their financial calculator and decide how much you want to make by using the above per claim fee you will discover that you will be paying them in excess of $1000.00 per month and perhaps up to $2000.00 per month to use their virtually obsolete antiquated software system.
What I have concluded:
YOU COULD BE PAYING ABS AND MEDRIUM OVER $20,000 PER YEAR IN FEES ON AVERAGE.
If that alone isn't making you RUN FOR YOUR LIFE THE OTHER WAY, AND YOU WANT MORE, ILL GIVE YOU MORE.
'YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH" OH YES YOU CAN !!!!
So you think I am exaggerating how obsolete and antiquated their software is?
Then compare it!!!
Do your own comparison analysis of other software out there. You will be shocked to find the extensive services offered by other web-based MED BILLING and SERVER BASED MED BILLING software vendors They include feature such as EMR and e-eligibility. All are CCHIT compliant and HIPAA compliant systems. BTW these two feature MEDRIUM IS ABOUT to offer from A THIRD PARTY VENDOR. WHY THE MONTHLY fees will go up.
The below are a few of the ones I found and used to do my comparative analysis:
www.advancemd.com www.medipro.com www.emdeon.com (formally known as WebMD) www.Relayhealth.com
Do your research people!!! View the tutorials, multimedia demos, and get a free webbased seminar where you can test the software first hand.
CHECK OUT THE DEMO ON THE ABS WEBSITE OF MEDRIUM SOFTWARE .
Also check out how MEDRIUM FALSELY CLAIM THEY ARE THE ONLY WEB-BASED SOFTWARE COMPANY OUT THERE. They should be reported to the FCC!))hummmm I think I will do that!
Get MEDRIUM TO GIVE YOU A WEB-SEMINAR ONE ON ONE . They will be more than happy to provide one if you preface that you're a medical billing business and looking for a new software.
The software (AS YOU EVALUATE AND COMPARE WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW)
IT OLD TECHNOLOGY and doesn't meet the current or future needs of the medical industry it supports.
The software has limited capabilities and currently offer a bare bone billing service. Forget their scheduler. Its provides very little and I would not recommend it.
Some ABS current licensees will tell you that the software if the best, why? Because they have not made their (ROI) return on their initial investment. Once you pay that much money you will find out very quickly that it will take you A LONGGGGG LONGGG TIME TO RECOUP YOUR ROI.
For SOME AS long as they can keep their doctors in the dark about the fabulous technology available to them the better off they are. THEY GET PAID!!!.
The more you USE MEDRIUM THEM MORE THEY MAKE.
MARYLYN one of their licensees and trainers will say the switch is not worth it to costly. She is on of the few that gets reduced rates using ABS/ MEDRIUM. She ALONG WITH some other ABS licensees ARE technically challenged and know very little or next to nothing about other medical billing SOFTWARE and how they WORKS.
So they can't even give you an intelligent response on the other software. I say this because I have interview her along with two other licenses that put their testimonials on the ABS website . None of them knew anything about the latest technology out there and sugguested I go with that software vendor.
I had to introduce it to them!!!
BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ALREADY INVESTED THE $20,000.00 WITH ABS AND FIND THIS OUT??? YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK AND STUCK WITH THEM. GET ON THEIR BOAT AND PADDLE CAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A MOTOR.!
In my opinion if you are going to start a medical billing business then you should have the VERY BEST TOOLS AT YOUR DISPOSAL , THE BEST SOFTWARE in conjuction with other cash-flow solutions. How can you loose with that combination.
Differentiating your Medical Billing Service from others is crucial. A superior oftware makes you indispensable to your clients. Imagine a billing service software system where you wouldn't have to worry about VPNs or wasting precious resources, one where you could access all of your databases at oncea system that would increase productivity and allow you to spend your efforts on building your medical billing service business instead of maintaining it.
ABS AND MEDRIUM DO NOT HAVE THAT WINNING COMBINATION THEY ARE NOT THE WINNING TEAM YOU NEED TO JOIN IF YOU WANT SUCCESS IN THE MEDICAL BILLING INDUSTRY!. I AM ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED!
MEDRIUM IS WORKING IN REVERSE AND PLAYING CATCH UP TO THE TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS FAR SURPASSED THEM. THEY ARE BEHIND THE TIMES AND ABS IS STUCK WITH THAT PARTNERSHIP
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT TO PARTNER UP WITH ???? AT THE TUNE OF $20,000.00????
By now you should have looked at all the multimedia presentation FROM OTHER medical billing software.
At this point you should come to the same conclusion yourself.
If you are marketing the MEDRIUM medical billing software to get a business relationship with medical practitioners in todays and future market YOUR COMPETITION WILL EAT YOU UP AND LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.
THEY NOT ONLY HAVE MORE SERVICES ALONG WITH THE BILLING COMPONENT, THEY INCLUDE ALL OF THESE SERVICES WITH A FEE THAT IS A FRACTION OF THE PER YEAR FEE THAT ABS WILL CHARGE YOU.
LET'S TALK ABOUT ABS AND THEIR DEFINITION OF REAL TIME TECHNOLOGY
The technology abs claims as real-time is not so real-time. why?
ABS licenses are only allow to do data entry via medrum system. Medrium does all the processing of the claims with mckesson relay health clearinghouse.
ABS licensee do not have A direct relationship with the clearinghouse . this is only given to Medrium internal billing services.
WHAT YOU GET
your claims batch uploaded (the oldest technology) by medrium to the clearinghouse at 7 pm everynight.
ABS licensee claims are done during the day are held in limbo in the medrium billing system until 7 pm each night
At 7 pm Medrium claims to have an automatic function build in there system that sends ABS claims to McKesson Relay Health Clearinghouse via a BATCH upload
AT APPROX 9 am the NEXT DAY(ACCORDING TO MEDRIUM)
.Mckesson Relay Health send the claim through to Insurance company or back to Medrium at some point in the day if the claim has errors. MEDRIUM THE FOLLOWING DAY Send that claim back to you!
This process takes 24-48 HRS TWO DAYS.
(If you are not familiar with the industry TERM Clearinghouse, It defines an establishment that has been given accreditation to process claims directly with THE INSURANCE COMPANIES. )
ABS AND MEDRIUM ARE NOT CLEARINGHOUSES.
The part of their system you are entitled to you is not real time
Note: medrium is an actual medical billing business. they provide outsourcing and is your competition.
The employees working directly for medrium have a full access to additional software capabilities like scanning that you will never get and they have direct access to the clearing housel.
YOUR CLAIMS DO NOT..HENCE THE 24-48 HOUR LAG
CO-BRANDING NOT PERMITTED
all your physicians have access to the medrium website through abs. all of them will see ABS logos and medrium logos.
You paid $20,000.00 dollars and YOU WILL GET nothing!!!. they will not take take their logos off the website and replace it with your. YOU should have that franchise right!!!
SO HERES THE FACTS
YOU PAY $20,000 PER YEAR APPROX IN SERVICES YOU PAY $20,000 TO BUY THE FRANCHISE BUT YOU CAN USE YOUR OWN COMPANY NAME???? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE
ABS WILL GIVE YOU MARKETING MATERIAL THAT WAS PRINTED OVER FIVE YEARS AGO AND SOME OLDER THAN THAT. Its useless!!! You will find that most of the material is not even worth using as you will have to alter the fraudulent language that is unethical and shouldn't be used as FACT, i.e. paid in 7 to 21 days. REAL-TIME technology etc.
SUPPORT; Be prepared to be given the run around. Support is limited and frustrating with ABS. They say they will support and help you in every way. I have heard that they will tell you to READ THE HELP FILES. And go get a course on coding. some get more but in the END YOU ARE PAYING THROUGH THE NOSE!!!
MEDICAL CODING NOT REQUIRED;
YOU WILL BE REQUIRE to know CODING . ABS will tell you TO OUTSOURCE it if your physician needs help with CODING.
Do you HONESTLY believe a medical practitioner will hand over their billing (the heart of their business over to you ) knowing you know nothing about medical coding? HAVE I GIVEN YOU ENOUGH TO THINK ABOUT? If you need more I can be reached Contact me any time.(((REDACATED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))
LINDA Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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