October 6, 2014 – Local Medical Billing Business Is Flourishing

For many businesses, the process of managing medical insurance is burdensome. For Edie Howell and her team at Elite Medical Billing Specialists in Durant, it’s second nature.


“Medical billing is always a challenge,” said Edie. “And that’s what makes it fun!”


Elite Medical Billing Specialists provides a variety of services ranging from full service medical billing to electronic claim submission. This includes the sometimes complex and cumbersome functions of resolving rejected insurance claims, assisting with appeals and reporting activity to clients. In addition to their billing work, the business also provides administrative work for some of the same medical offices including payroll, administration of retirement plans and credentialing.


With more than 70 years of collective experience, Edie and her team of four other billing professionals are currently assisting three medical practices in the Bryan County area. Having worked in a medical office before her new business venture, creating a client base was easy. In April, Edie originally planned to start the business from home, but before she could even begin serving her first client, the interest and workload outgrew her home-based plans.


Recalling a conversation she had with an REI Oklahoma employee, Edie made a phone call to inquire about the economic development firm’s commercial space availability. She was drawn to the affordable lease rate and customizable workspace, and had a functional office for her staff in less than two weeks. The existing infrastructure also accommodated the need to connect through VPN to client servers.


Common among entrepreneurs, Edie is a busy lady. In addition to ensuring her newly established business operates successfully, she’s also focused on growth in the form of finishing up a nursing degree. Becoming a registered nurse will open up new opportunities to add to her client base within the hospital arena.


Interested in learning more about the commercial facilities available at REI Oklahoma? Visit www.reiok.org or call Juli Herrington at 800-658-2823.