Medical Practices Billing for Elderly and Disabled

Posted by steelersmb
May 29, 2011

There is an important need for medical practices’ billing to include Medicaid billing capabilities. There are tens of millions of Americans who are currently enrolled in this program to provide healthcare to low-income individuals and their families. There has luckily been an evolution in medical practices’ software in the last couple of decades.

Healthcare providers who are willing to invest in the latest medical practice management software can process Medicaid patients just as effectively as any other type of patient. To understand why medical practices’ billing must include the ability to process Medicaid allowances, it’s necessary to understand how Medicaid enrollment works. Today’s Medicaid enrollees include families of all ages, as well as disabled and elderly citizens. It is the elderly and disabled, though, that make up the vast majority of Medicaid recipients. Medical practices’ software must be equipped to handle different billing for seniors and families who rely on Medicaid, which is charged through government agencies rather than the individual or their insurance.

The majority of Medicaid recipients are people who require specialized medical care, so it is important for medical practice management software to be equipped to serve them. Not all medical practices’ billing systems are updated with the latest software. If they are unable to assist the large demographic of Medicaid patients, including elderly and disabled demographics, it would be a failure to their medical practices’ software capabilities.

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