A Short History of Medicine
2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root."
Global Health Consultants, LLC (GHC) operated by Linda K. Dixon, CPC-I, CCP, CMRS, ACS-E&M-Auditor, ACS-OB/GYN offers billing, coding, consulting, fee establishment, electronic medical records templates, audits, compliance and other healthcare needs from establishing a practice to insurance and patients collections. Linda has over 25 years of experience from establishing several practices, cleaning up many practices, analyzing the practice, increasing revenue, representing the practice at an audit, coding and billing, to collections.
Linda Dixon also teaches medical coding - prepping a student to pass the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) certificate and other specialty courses. GHC also offers hands-on learning through their AAPC approved externship site. Linda can train the staff so that the practice will run smoothly. Helping the physicians and providers meet guidelines and laws, and understanding documentation requirements are some of the ways a physician can help their practice.
To understand physicians and the medical practice, our biggest challenge was helping the public understand that a physician does not make the large amounts of money as our society has thought. A physician wants to care for the patient, but the medical practice has become "business" which takes as much time as seeing the patients due to the protocols of pharmacies, prior authorizations, coding and documentation requirements and keeping informed of the new and ever-changing laws and regulations and the way of medicine.