Steps in the Medical Billing Process

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Running head: STEPS IN THE MEDICAL BILLING PROCESS 1 Steps in the Medical Billing Process Tabitha Neufind HCR 220 September 19, 2010 Felecia Pettit-Wallace
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STEPS IN THE MEDICAL BILLING PROCESS 2 Steps in the Medical Billing Process It is important that all of the steps in the medical billing process be completed in order and in a timely manner to ensure that when a claim is sent to the health plan that there are not any errors. By doing this it helps to ensure that claims are processed and payment is received. The first step in the medical billing process is to pre-register the patient. This is done when a patient either new or existing calls for an appointment. The first task is to collect information on the patient such as their DOB (date of birth), address, phone number, insurance information, SSN (social security number), employment information. The next part of this step would be to find out the reason for the patients visit and to schedule an appropriate appointment. The second step of the medical billing process is to determine financial responsibility for the services. For a patient with health insurance you would want to make sure first to verify the
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course HCR 220 HCR 220 taught by Professor Shatondrasurulere during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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