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|Intriguing Women-Led Businesses – CBS Medical Billing and Consulting|
|Published Friday, December 22, 2017|
For the past six years, Business NH Magazine has spotlighted women-led businesses in NH to demonstrate their economic influence. The inaugural list had 50 companies with at least $1 million in revenue. This year the list includes 85 businesses. Together, these companies generated $4.9 billion in revenue in 2016 and employ more than 4,000 people in NH.
We are also profiling five intriguing leaders from this year’s list, who are chosen either for their companies’ fast growth, the influence they wield or their significant achievements. Here is one of the profiles:
CBS Medical Billing and Consulting
The prospect of poring over an 80-page insurance document might seem like cruel and unusual punishment to most, but for Erin Cammarata, it’s all part of her service. “I realized I had a real passion for things in health care that no one else did—compliance, coding and contracting,” says Cammarata, who founded CBS Medical Billing and Consulting in 2010. The company, which started in Newburyport, Mass. before moving to Exeter, offers medical billing and compliance services for health care practices.
“The doctors or technicians can see the patients, and we take care of all the other pieces,” she says. “We’re doing the contracting, compliance and the medical billing piece. There are companies that offer one or two pieces, but not all three.”
Fast forward seven years and the company now has locations in Exeter and Portsmouth, 30 full-time employees and is projected to add another 10 to 15 jobs in the next year. And CBS Medical has experienced annual average revenue growth of nearly 50 percent between 2014 and 2016, making it the fourth fastest growing business on this year’s list of Top Women-Led Businesses.
Cammarata credits her experience in the highly regulated orthotics and prosthetics industry with helping her find a niche with limited competition and significant growth opportunities. Her first job after high school was as an administrator in a medical practice. “I kind of got the bug for the medical industry then,” she says.
Over her 25-year career she had an opportunity to see the backend administration, experience patient management and act as an advocate with the insurance companies to get a claim paid.
The learning never stops, Cammarata says, because the health care industry is constantly changing. “As soon as you learn it, it is going to change, so be ready to keep up,” she says. Keeping up is a constant battle and one she feels physicians shouldn’t have to worry about, so she publishes newsletters and listservs and writes articles for trade magazines.
“I do believe our success is in three things: putting our employees and customers first; predicting what the future will hold for health care; and being that missing piece for those offices,” Cammarata says.
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