We are all human and it’s normal to occasionally forget tasks and miss deadlines. But filing a claim late could result in a denial impacting your practice revenue. You want to keep the number of claim denials as low as possible and late filing is one of the easiest preventative measures.Read More
When the patient can’t be identified as insured by your eligibility check, it can cause a claim denial later on whenever you try to submit a claim for services you provided them. It’s important to check for eligibility to ensure that your patient is covered and if they aren’t, you should try to determine the cause of the problem sooner than later. An uninsured patient doesn’t necessarily mean that they do not have insurance coverage; it can be due to incorrect coverage information or a data entry error.Read More
Claim denials hurt your practice’s revenue and should be frequently monitored and fixed as soon as you receive them.
A common mistake practices make is thinking that simply having a practice management or clearinghouse solution will take care of everything. While electronic systems help automate a huge part of the process and reduce chances of errors and denials compared to filing paper claims, it is important to make sure that you are using the system correctly and know that claims still require some personal attention.Read More
How does your practice manage when someone unexpectedly takes a sick day, goes on vacation, or quits? Are you and your staff knowledgeable enough about each other’s duties to ensure that your practice stays on top of things even when someone is gone? If the answer is no, your practice could use some cross training.Read More
When it comes to describing an insurance claim status, many people use the term “rejection” and “denial” interchangeably. However, a rejected claim is very different from a denied claim. Knowing the difference between the terminologies is important as there are different ways to fix a denied and rejected claim. Today, we’ll go through a quick tip and take a closer look at the differences between the two and how they are defined.Read More