Sept 2012 – Business Profile – West Coast Dermatology

     Dermatology Billing Associates (DBA) and West Coast Dermatology Billers (WCDB) were founded in 1995 and 1996, respectively, by Inga Ellzey, who also is the founder and current president of the Inga Ellzey Practice Group, the nation’s leading dermatology-consulting company.  Both companies are widely recognized as leaders and innovators in the dermatology billing.

     Dermatology Billing Associates was started as a joint venture between Ellzey and Medical Software Management (creator in the late 1980s and early 1990s of the popular Kiron billing software).  Noticing a growing demand across the country for dermatology billing services, Ellzey co-founded WCDB as a joint venture with Medical Software Management and a group of prominent Southern California dermatologists.  A third company, PPA Billing, was founded by Ellzey in 1998 and eventually merged with BDA in early 2002.

     Ellzey eventually bought out her partners and continued to grow and develop both companies.  Today, DBA and WCDB combined are ranked in the top 50 of all billing companies nationally, and currently service more than 100 dermatology practices in 28 states.  Professional services are administered by a staff of 85 billing specialists and 10 senior managers.

     Dermatology Billing Associates and West Coast Dermatology Billers strive to provide physicians, their staff, and their patients with a WOW experience in every aspect of the billing process.  They strive to make their clients feel special, to value their organization, and to be a proud business partner.  To that end, they do their best to help them maximize profitability by outperforming billing-industry benchmarks and reducing long-term billing costs.

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