Examnet is at it again

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Examnet is at it again

Postby Guest » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:23 pm

Examnet just raised their administration fee again, now it's $3 an exam. What's the sense in signing a contract with a company that changes the agreements of that contract to benefit themselves any time they see fit. I love how
Laurie Starr sends out the mass email on Friday night so they don't have to field calls from all those angry examiners. I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned it on this site yet. Maybe we're just so used to being screwed over that it's not even worth mentioning anymore. Oh well same old same old

Guest

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:31 am

it's insane but it's been said many times...

when a company screws you, bill your work elsewhere.

it's the only thing they respond to

Guest

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:45 pm

Well examnet is also examone - their bottom line is all they care about. Nuff said.

HolyRoller78

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby HolyRoller78 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:15 pm

For a company that cares about their bottom line, they aren't doing very good at handling it. Even though their parent comany is Quest Diagnostics, if you look at their quarterly financial reports, you can see where E1 is always operating in the red by millions of dollars. You can tell that Quest uses E1 to feed their lab. Think about it! The fee that E1 gets paid is so much lower than what the other PC's get paid, BUT by them using their lab to process the specimen, they get to bill the IC again for lab processing. I'm guessing that's how they had State Farm for so long as an exclusive account. Now that seems to be what they've done with AllState.

Examsrus

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby Examsrus » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:30 pm

Examnet is owned by emsi not quest.

Guest

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby Guest » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:36 pm

Examnet is owned by emsi not quest.


I stand corrected. I do remember that now. I remember being called to bill through them and I would never have billed through e1- I was still doing some work for them at that time.

examiner direct

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby examiner direct » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:20 pm

I quit Examnet and switched a couple years ago.
I am happy and feel more secure with E1 and SMM, which I use for some carriers.
Anyhow, paid every 2 weeks, have had no problems, great % and they provide the supplies.
I bill from 30 to 60 monthly, so at that amount, no issues, in past 2 years.

Guest

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:33 am

I switched too.

Laurie Starr made too many promises that she broke the minute she thought she had me thinking they were the only game in town.

I think they're all thieves charging admin fees when we do all the actual billing work.
But Examnet charging $3 per exam? They're the greediest.

All the PCs have the same mindset; as long as examiners continue to go along with it, they'll keep taking it.

I got rid of it and got it in writing.
As long as you bill 20 exams a month or more, most are willing to do away with it.

They all want direct billing because it's easy money for them.

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Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby gelajohnson1074 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:38 pm

I'm new to this but, this is kinda off question but I apologize.
But does anyone know exactly how much each insurance company pays for Parameds, Blood and urine and etc? The EMSI haven't said after asking several times. And how much should I charge for a trip fee??

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Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby ekgnightmare » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:02 am

What insurance companies actually pay seems to be a dirty little secret with most paramed companies. As for trip fees, I charge .32-.35 per mile, with the first 30 miles being on me. (round trip miles, of course). This is how I make most of my money, as I'm sent over 100 miles one way most of the time. If it's going to take up most of my day, I tend to charge a little more. They generally pay it. I never budge on trip fees. When they ask if I can do it for less, I state no, this is my fee. (they have the choice to take it or leave it. They almost always take it). Don't let anyone take advantage of your services. If they're desperate enough, they'll pay. :D

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Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:26 am

I don't understand why examiners are so willing to eat the first 20, 30, or 40 miles of travel for each exam.

The IRS considers the first trip of your day and the last trip of your day (returning home from your last apt) to be your "commute" to work and therefore un-chargeable.

Everything else is considered to be "business" travel and falls under being chargeable mileage (or write-offs for tax purposes).

The exam companies have seized on this "first" mentality and apply it to ALL exams (for obvious reasons) but that doesn't mean you have to (or should) accept that as written in stone. I know I don't.

I also don't understand why examiners charge mileage at a lower rate than the IRS standard allowance.
Why charge 32 or 35 cents per mile when the IRS's standard rate for 2015 is 57.5 cents per mile?
(You can find out what the IRS allowance is for a given year by Googling it)

Rest assured when the exam companies pay you mileage they are claiming the full allowance of 57.5 cents per mile when they file their taxes. And they're claiming ALL the miles, portal to portal, when they charge the ICs for your mileage.

As for
does anyone know exactly how much each insurance company pays for Parameds, Blood and urine and etc? The EMSI haven't said after asking several times

If anyone you do business with doesn't, or won't, provide a list of rates for each IC you do exams for, that's a damn good indicator that they're screwing you.

I won't do business with any company that doesn't provide that information when asked.

HeyGuys

Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby HeyGuys » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:56 am

Hey, Look guys! Now we can get paid to send more work to the companies that are screwing us over! Or at least this one. I copied and pasted the entire email below. (And I still cannot understand the fact that they already get a percentage of MY WORK, which is ok ((sort of)) but then they want an ever-increasing "admin fee" on top of that? Really guys?)

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Important: Please note that referrals of former examiners, EMSI employees, contractors or providers do not qualify for an award under this program. The referral bonus will be paid as outlined above to the first person confirmed to have made the referral. No referral bonus will be paid unless the referral information comes as part of the initial contact with the prospective new examiner (after-the-fact referrals are not eligible for this program).


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Re: Examnet is at it again

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:41 am

Uber pays 200.00 for referrals.


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