Steps in the Medical - Running head STEPS IN THE MEDICAL...

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Running head: STEPS IN THE MEDICAL BILLING PROCESS 1 Steps in the Medical Billing Process Jennette Elmore HCR 220 February 19, 2012 Sheri Brinson
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STEPS IN THE MEDICAL BILLING PROCESS 2 Step in the Medical Billing Process The ten step process to medical billing is completed by specialists in medical insurance. They address all jobs and duties of administrative staff that are completing the billing. These specialists ensure that the ten step process is followed and completed. The first step in the medical billing process is the preregistration of patients. The preregistration process involves updating appointments, scheduling appointments, collecting insurance information, and collecting demographic information. A patient calls to make an appointment, and they are required to provide certain information before the appointment can be made. This information includes the reason for the appointment, basic information such as name, address, phone number, birthdate, and his or her insurance information. The second step in the medical billing process is to establish who will be financially responsible for the patient’s medical costs. Patients with medical insurance the specialist has to determine if the services are covered under the patient’s plan. They are also responsible for knowing the patient’s billing rules and how much of the cost will be out-of-pocket for the patient. With all this information the patient will be correctly billed as well as the insurance company. Knowing this information will also make it easier to collect money that will be owed
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course HCR 220 220 taught by Professor Dont know during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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