Avoiding Errors Through the Use of Medical Electronic Billing Software

Posted by steelersmb
May 25, 2011
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Medical billing is considered to be the process of submitting and following up on claims to insurance companies so that the payment for services rendered by a health care provider to be received. The billing process is seen as an interaction between a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, and the insurance company, represented by the payer. The beginning of the interaction is being determined by the office visit, in which doctors or their staff are creating or updating the patient’s medical record. There is a summary of treatment and demographic information related to the patient, contained in the medical record. The provider usually gives the patient a diagnosis, or possibly several diagnoses, upon the first visit, for a better coordination and streamlining of the patient’s care. The reason for the visit will be cited for the purpose of claims filing, in the absence of a definitive diagnosis. There is highly personal information, among the nature of illness, examination details, medication lists, diagnoses and suggested treatment, included in the patient record. That is why it is not allowed for any mistake to occur in the patient record.

Nowadays, in the medical field, there is used the medical electronic billing software, which is a comprehensive system featuring all the particulars that are required for efficient insurance claims. It is well known that in the past, medical billing was done completely manual, on paper. But through time, technology has advanced, introducing on the market the medical electronic billing software at a considerably increased efficiency. As medical electronic billing software is known to be a quite complicated task, there has to be taken into consideration the fact that any error may lead to the rejection of the insurance application. Medical electronic billing software has been developed in order to avoid errors, so that it can help the user create an efficient claim application without any loop holes.


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