- Jul 14, 2000I am getting ready to purchase the book, "Uniform Billing : A Guide
to Claims Processing"
Christina D. Rizzo; Paperback
I've read through Medical Billing The Bottom Line by Claudia A.
Yalden twice now.
I've also taken the medicare certification courses for Front Office
Management, Medicare Fraud & Abuse, Medicare Secondary Payer,
Medicare Home Health Benefit, and the HCFA 1500 course.
I'm thinking about hiring the Professional's Choice Software company
to secure doctors for me, but when I talked with the man he basically
gave me the heebee geebees again.
Is electronic billing really that difficult?
Here's what I thought:
~I needed to be aware of codes and how they are used, but I don't
need to be a certified coder to process electronic claims.
~To process an electronic claim you need all the patient registration
information and insurance information. I submit it through my
clearinghouse making sure all the information is correct. I do
follow-up on rejected claims and correct claims that the
clearinghouse indicates need correcting. The doctor receives the EOB
along with payment. I prepare audit/aging reports and provide these
to the doctor weekly or monthly.
Isn't it that simple or am I mistaken. I just want to start off
doing electronic billing and maintaining confidential patient
records. The patient billing will come later I think.
MY BIG QUESTION, I'M DOING LOTS OF READING AND AT-HOME PREPARATION.
DO I REALLY NEED TO TAKE AND 8 MONTH PROGRAM TO JUST DO ELECTRONIC
BILLING OR AM I PUTTING MYSELF IN JEOPARDY OF MESSING EVERYTHING UP
IF I GO AHEAD AND GET A DOCTOR TO DO ELECTRONIC CLAIMS FOR?