Unformatted text preview: familiar with what exactly his/her insurance will and will not cover. There are some payers that require some physicians to use a specific form that tells the patient about the uncovered services. These forms are called a finical agreement forms and the patients have to sign and date them. This is proof that the patient has been informed about the uncovered charges and it is their responsibility to pay for these services before they are performed. Some patients may be responsible for co-pays, over limit usage, excluded services and co-insurance payments. Patients often have to meet their deductible amount before receiving benefits. Throughout the entire billing and reimbursement cycle, it is extremely important that communication is open between the patient and the medical insurance spet, so that there is no misunderstanding in what is covered and what is the patient’s responsibility to pay....
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- Spring '11