It’s a little more intense than Red Rover or tag, and is one of the only opportunities in grade school where children are encouraged to throw things at each other. Sure, it may be those bouncy red playground balls, but you’d never know it from the rabid passion on the players’ faces. It’s dodgeball, and it’s here to stay. Dodgeball has become so ingrained in popular culture that it has its own Ben Stiller-helmed movie, YouTube videos, and adult “rec” leagues across the country. So how is it possible that something where adults wearing shorty shorts and neon knee socks can compare to the seemingly sedate field of medical collections? Step up to the circle and just try to stay in the game.
- Intensity is Required
This isn’t your ordinary game of marbles. When the buzzer for initial dodgeball play goes off, you better be on guard. Play begins as the teams race to the middle to grab or knock back the balls. Hello, collision course. Aim, hurl, fling, toss, heave. Unlike a baseball diamond, where you can hope to go really far and wide, there’s nowhere to hide in dodgeball. The same goes for medical debt collections. If you’re considering getting some help with your lost profit, you’ve got players trying to hide from you right now. A collections company seeks out those people trying to blend in, fade back, keep the money they owe you. No, debt collection agencies don’t throw balls – they employ honed techniques such as skip tracing to find those “lost” players.
- Sticking Your Neck Out Can Hurt
To stay alive in dodgeball, you’ve gotta keep it tight. Flail an arm or leg without thinking and guess where they’re gonna aim the next ball? You always have to be on guard, planning your moves, while keeping track of everything on your person. How does this translate to medical collections? If you don’t run a tight ship, there’s room for error. You want to pursue profit recovery, but you can’t do it wildly or blindly. You have to follow the rules of the “game,” including HIPAA laws. You don’t want to be called out on a technicality or worse, ejected from the game and lose your chance at getting back the money you’ve fought for and earned by staying in the game so long.
- You Get a Second Chance
So you tried a bunch of ways to reconcile the outstanding medical debt your customers have accrued. Now you’re thinking of writing it off, packing up the equipment and leaving the playing field for good. Well, think again. Getting tagged in dodgeball is tough – usually people are pointing and laughing and cheering against you, and you’ve got to slink off the court IMMEDIATELY lest you get the wrath of the ref’s whistle. But guess what? You’re coming back. All you need to do is wait a few moments and your teammate catches a ball. This sends the thrower out and you back in. Collections companies are kind of like that. They give you that second chance, even after you’ve resigned yourself to losing. Don’t give up – get what you’ve earned.
- It’s All About the Team
It’s a sad, lonely, scary thing when you’re the last team member standing and facing down a towering group on the opposite side. Every single person is aiming at you, and you have to avoid all the balls coming at you while you try to catch at least one so you can get a teammate back. It’s a lot to take on, and many a player will find himself out quickly and savagely. When are you at your strongest? When you have your entire team behind you. Medical collections is like that. You have a team of professionals that have your back. They’re pursuing your lost revenues for you, and they know the rules. They know how to best play to keep you in the game, and even get you back in the game when you’ve been sent to the sidelines.
So, let’s play. We’re tossing out the gauntlet and lining up on the floor. Are you ready to go? Even if you consider yourself completely sidelined, it’s not over. Start the game with a free download on choosing a collection agency, and just like that, you’re back in the game.