Most Common Medical Billing Questions and Answers

Posted by steelersmb
April 28, 2011
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The first questions you are going to ask yourself when you discover the term is what is this medical billing and how does it work, since it is only addressed to the medical community. Medical billing refers to a process that allows the doctor to keep track of the claims of the insurance companies in order to receive payment. The process is not very hard. Based on the records the doctor writes down about a patient a billing specialist or a medical coder provides a code, which is later submitted to the insurance company.

Another thing doctors want to know is how will they receive the payment. Usually the doctor negotiates a price with the insurance company and this is how much money he will receive in his account. The medical billing is a quality service that made the doctor’s job easier because it gave him the opportunity to manage efficiently large numbers of claims.

There are also a couple of mistakes you should avoid if you are using medical billing software. To make sure everything will work smoothly, you should take a copy of the patients’ insurance card, a second ID and a secure sign of the beneficiary. This software will help you organize all the details about the patients and can help you manage proficiently your entire office.

The medical billing can even be used from home or any other location, if you cannot get to the office for any reason. All you need to use it is an Internet connection and a computer. Also you do not need to worry about the safety and confidentiality of the information you are going to store because the medical billing software is protected under the HIPAA laws and that means you are the only person that can store and manage your patients’ records.

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