Medical & Physicians HIPAA Compliant Answering Services2018-12-11T19:31:42+00:00

24/7 Healthcare Answering Service

HIPAA Compliant answering services for doctors, dentists, medical centers, doctors’ offices, dental centers and many other businesses in the medical field.

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From Hospitals to Single Therapists’ Practices Our Medical Answering Services Are Perfect For Every Size Healthcare Business

Benefits Of Using Our Medical Answering Services

  • True 24/7 Live Answering
    Your calls are answered by live Customer Service Professionals 24/7/365. Once a call is answered, our CSPs will not place that call on hold to answer other calls.
  • Custom Account Scripting
    Your patients are greeted in the manner you specify and each type of call is handled according to your specifications.

  • Multiple Delivery Methods
    Your messages are delivered via whatever method(s) you choose: via text message, email, cell phone, pda, fax, paging or voice-mail. Multiple delivery methods and combinations of methods can be utilized.
  • Pay As You Go Pricing Option
    With our Pay As You Go plan, you only pay when we answer your patients’ calls. We don’t bill for minutes that you don’t use and you automatically receive discounts when your call volume increases.
  • Secure Messaging App
    Manage and access your AnswerFirst account while also utilizing HIPAA and HITECH compliant secure two-way messaging on your tablet or smartphone.
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Trusted by Thousands Of Businesses

We Are Solution Focused

Almost every business faces challenges when dealing with their infrastructures and inbound communications.  Some small businesses aren’t able to hire enough staff to answer every inbound call while larger business with their own call centers face staffing issues and need to send overflow calls to a reliable third party.

At AnswerFirst, we focus on the specific issue(s) that your business is facing and customize your account to provide a “solution-first” approach to handling your customer service and business communications for you.

Common Ways We Can Help

  • Provide your patients with 24/7/365 support by answering phone calls, emails and web chats
  • Free your staff from patient scheduling, appointment confirmations, responding to emails, etc.
  • Assist in accepting or admitting new patients by ensuring their calls are answered promptly
  • Escalate emergency patient & staff calls, web chats & emails based on your operating procedures
  • Integrate with your scheduling, patient and practice management software(s)
  • Provide HIPAA Complaint Services through our messaging app, policies and operating procedures
  • Help to build your practice and monitor patient satisfaction through Social Media Monitoring

We Cannot Replace You And Your Staff’s Medical Expertise, Training & Experience

We are Customer Service Professionals, not Medical Professionals so if your callers need medical advice or if it’s necessary for your answering service or call center provider to have medical knowledge then we are not a good fit.

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Need Help With A Unique Problem Or Issue?

You know your business and its challenges better than anyone. If you’re struggling with a unique customer service or business communications issue then reach out to us. Our Business Development team loves helping businesses solve problems.

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Our patients often remark that AnswerFirst takes calls as if they are actually a receptionist working in our office. Job well done!

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Access and Manage Your AnswerFirst Account from Your Mobile Devices

Manage and access your AnswerFirst account while also utilizing HIPAA and HITECH compliant secure two-way messaging on your tablet or smartphone.

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Why Our Medical Answering Services Are Superior

It’s fine to task your staff with the responsibility of answering the phones. However, most healthcare businesses can’t afford to keep enough personnel on the phones to ensure that no patients are forced to leave a voicemail. And, providing in-house after-hours phone support is completely cost prohibitive to the majority of businesses, not just those in the healthcare industry.

AnswerFirst can address these concerns, by providing back-up and call overflow support when the main line at your practice is busy, and by providing 24-7 phone coverage of your office telephone lines after-hours and on weekends.

  • We do not outsource. Our call center is located in the U.S. and staffed with live U.S. Customer Service Professionals (CSPs) 24/7/365.
  • We always have management onsite so that any account issues are handled in an expedited manner.
  • Our CSPs are required to have a background in customer service and to complete our intensive in-house training programming.
  • Through custom intake scripting, our CSPs can gather relevant information from callers to determine the priority level of each call.
    • For emergency calls, we can notify the on-call Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or Team Member in real-time.
    • Non-emergencies can be held and accessed through our HIPAA compliant web portal to be handled during the regular office hours.
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Choosing the answering service or call center that’s right for your healthcare business is a major decision. We’ve prepared a simple checklist you can use to compare services.  Use this free guide to learn what questions you need to ask while shopping.

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Your Patients Are Your First Priority

Responding to your patients’ calls in a prompt, professional and accurate manner is crucial to running your practice efficiently.

With more than 20 years of experience providing medical answering services to businesses in the healthcare industry, AnswerFirst is the best call center partner for your medical practice, hospital or solo practice.

Additionally, our mobile app, miSecure Messaging, is a HIPAA compliant messaging solution that allows you to access and manage your AnswerFirst account while securely communicating with other members of your team.

Some of the medical answering services we provide include:

  • Surgeon Paging
  • Trauma Alert ETA
  • After-hours ER paging
  • ER & Non-ER Patient Calls
  • Stat Calls
  • Code-blue Emergencies
  • Doctor-to-doctor
  • Lab results
*Customized protocols for ER and routine call triage and dispatch.

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  • So far so good!! Great service and very responsive

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    Spoke to a Will this morning in ref: to a problem that we were having. He took care of the problem politely and efficiently and his knowledge of this company's website for customers to navigate was awesome, so thank yo

    Diane M. Avatar Diane M.

    Great service !! I should hired them years ago to answer all my business call. It saves me on overhead and time.

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  • I have used this company for nearly a decade. They are honest, reliable, provide excellent service, and always strive to do even better. Highly recommend AnswerFirst!

    David H. Avatar David H.

    I have been using them for about a month for my property management business and they have been great. The operators are courteous and professional. My business has been running smoother with them!

    Jesse P. Avatar Jesse P.

    We are very pleased with the service we have received. The entire team at Answer First has been delightful. We are a small business and do not have a full time weekend staff. This solution allows us to provide service to our clients and callers without the expense of having to staff the office on weekends.

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