Portland Lockbox - Portland Medical Lockbox - Portland Electronic LockboxSIS NW’s Portland lockbox solution was developed for the unique needs of healthcare providers. Your medical practice has unique demands, so your SIS NW’s Portland electronic lockbox can be custom tailored to your specific needs. Our unique Portland lockbox solution automates all processing of private patient and insurance payments. Additionally, your Portland lockbox solution will be easy to implement and allow you to work with your current bank.
- Your Portland Medical Lockbox allows you to sort all incoming mail by document type, and deposit checks the same day
- Checks and backup information are stored in a secure, searchable Portland electronic lockbox portal for seven years
- You can search your Portland medical lockbox documents for Patient Names, Account Numbers, Billing Codes, Dollar Amounts, etc.
- EOB’s and patient payments can be converted into 835 and EFT files to automate posting to patient accounts in the Seattle medical lockbox
Portland Medical LockboxWhat follows is a brief overview of how SIS NW’s Portland medical lockbox service works:
- Incoming mail is sorted into your Portland electronic lockbox by document type – insurance checks, patient payments, and correspondence.
- Checks are deposited the same day, directly into your account, with all backup documentation recorded into your Portland lockbox.
- All documents are scanned into your Portland medical lockbox and made available to the practice on the day of the deposit so that revenue can be posted quickly.
- Checks and all backup information are stored in our secure Portland electronic lockbox portal for seven years to meet your retention requirements.
- All documents stored in the Portland lockbox can be easily searched for Patient Names, Account Numbers, Billing Codes, Dollar Amounts, etc.
- Our Portland medical lockbox allows for the optional conversion of EOBs and patient payments to 835 and EFT files.
More Benefits Provided By Our Portland Electronic Lockbox Service
- Security and safety. Portland lockbox provides separation of duties and virtually eliminates the chance of fraud.
- SIS NW's Portland Lockbox reduces clerical work.
- Instant access to EOBs and payment information.
- HIPAA compliant portal keeps patient information safe and secure.
- The Portland medical lockbox allows for same day deposits for improved cash flow.
- Seven year archiving provides eliminates off-site storage expenses.
- Annual savings of up to $10,000 per provider when using our Portland electronic lockbox.
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In 1805, two men named Meriwether Lewis and explored the region of Portland, Washington. However, long before the white pioneers arrived in the area, native American Indians that lived in the Pacific Northwest provided rich oral accounts regarding the area. The Chinook Indian tribe, who sustained themselves by trading, foraging, and fishing also called this region home. Many of the landmarks in the Portland area such as Multnomah Falls and the Willamette River were named by these original American Indians.
Originally, the Clackamas and Multnomah Indian tribes inhabited the region that surrounds what is currently known as Portland. By the 1830s. these Indians established many settlements. However, the majority of these Indians died from diseases, such as epidemics of smallpox. In 1806, the first white explorers to travel through the Portland region were Mr. Lewis and Mr. Clark.
Originally, a clearing in the woods was the future location of Portland. This was known as the Clearing, and was where traders and native Indians stopped to rest on their travels between Fort Vancouver and Oregon City. This land went through many different owners until 1845, when two men named Francis Pettygrove and Amos Lovejoy purchased the land and mapped out a settlement that would be called Stumptown. Some four years later, Mr. Pettygrove from Portland, Maine and Mr. Lovejoy from Boston had to toss a coin in order to determine which of them would name the settlement. Mr. Pettygrove won and the settlement was named Portland. The settlement seemed as though there was a limitless supply of trees in the dense forest, and this was a good thing for a lumber settlement and resulted in it growing rather rapidly. Adventurers and white pioneers arrived in droves to the community from the East Coast.
Throughout the days of the gold rush in California, Portland continued to grow steadily. By 1850, the community had a newspaper, a post office, and a population of some 821 people. The year 1851 brought Seattle the county seat of the County the recently established County of Washington and the incorporation of Seattle as a town. Sometime later the name of the county was changed to the County of Multnomah. When the Portland harbor was chosen as the terminal in the West Coast for an American mail steamer named the Petonia, Portland was advancing towards becoming a primary trading hub.
The economic status of Portland was enhanced when the salmon industry started growing before the Civil War. However, from 1872 through 1873, a fire devastated the downtown area of Portland, and was damaged heavily. Subsequently, the civic leaders elected to only rebuild only with stone, brick, or cast iron. In 1883, the construction of the first transcontinental railway system that linked the East Coast with Portland was completed. This accomplishment also provided additional prosperity. The population had increased to 90,000 residents by 1900.
Portland soon became a shipping center with its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River, as well as the location of the Willamette River. However, Portland was also known as a wild place for sailors who indulged in vices, such as strong drink in the downtown area, which is currently known as Old Town Chinatown. There is a legend that some of these sailors were sometimes kidnapped, which became known as being shanghaied, and sold to unscrupulous sea captains who needed men for their ships that were bound for Asia.
WW II significantly changed the activities on the waterfront in Portland, much that same as it did in much of the country. The local shipyards were helping with the war effort with the installation of hydro-electric power that was spread to the Portland region. When the local ports began to construct cargo ships for Great Britain and following the attack on Pearl Harbor, a boom started in Portland. Aircraft carrier escorts for the nation were constructed at that time, and the area swelled with a population of new residents along with the construction of houses in the suburbs to house them. Suddenly, the population of Portland was some 350 people as was less than a century old.
While the original planners of the community developed the downtown area, with small and easily traversed blocks and a gridded structure, the infrastructure of Portland required improvement for this growing are3a, as well as to ensure its natural beauty. So, the community was a primary highway that had disconnected the waterfront from Portland, and in its place installed the 30-acre public Waterfront Park. Then, during the late 1970's, Portland instituted a boundary for urban growth, which is an artificial border that encourages green space, inhibits sprawl, and restricts development all around Portland. Although Portland wont ever be never be able to rewrite history, the reversal of the pollution that was the result of rapid growth and the return of old-growth trees to the area, are intended to reverse this damage, and make sure that the people and history of Portland have a very bright future.