More than 15 years ago, I had this dream of opening my own medical billing company. My goal was not necessarily to quit my job and have a home based business. I just wanted to use my experience to provide a second source of income for our growing family.
At that time, I just could not figure out how to add one more thing to my already overflowing schedule so it became a dream deferred. I thought about it often over the years; when I got divorced, when the kids started to grow up, when I was downsized from a previous job. But in all honesty, I lacked the motivation, time or energy to give it wings.
Fast forward to 2015 when my daughter, who was pregnant at the time, suggested that we dig this dream up, dust it off and really make it happen this time around. She wanted to be a stay-at-home mom to her new baby and I wanted to design my day to include less commute time, no Mondays and/or Fridays and maybe no Wednesdays either. In other words, I wanted a schedule that fit me, not my boss.
So 1500pays is born out of a daughter’s wish for her mother’s dream to finally come true and a mother’s wish for her daughter to enjoy every minute of her new baby girl’s first years, because time moves so fast.
We are Rochelle (mother) and Ashley (daughter) and we are working toward opening our own medical billing company later in the year. I have over 30 years in the health insurance industry and I understand that it takes far more than simply completing a CMS 1500 form to ensure payment. It takes experience, knowledge and skill, from billing to coding to reimbursement.
Our goal is to provide you with the information you need about health plans, insurance processes and billing. Maybe you handle the day to day billing but you lack the insurance knowledge needed to ensure adequate reimbursement. Maybe you are new to medical billing and you want to make sure you have what it takes to effectively perform the job. Or maybe you simply have an interest in opening your own home based billing company one day.
Either way, this site is for you.
We hope that you follow our blog as we document our journey from 1500pays the informational website to 1500pays the medical billing business. We hope that our journey will inspire and motivate you to step out on faith and follow your dreams.
understand that portions of this site reflects our views, our opinions and our experiences. Yours could be different. Please use this site as yet another
source of information.
Rochelle & Ashley
The 1500pays Team