Does Your Eyecare Practice Use Modern Billing Methods?

Posted by Tyler Dolezal on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

Claim Filing EfficiencyEver feel like everything keeps changing and it's just too much to keep up with? Sometimes switching from your old ways of doing things to online processes can be daunting. Or maybe you have made the switch but aren't effectively using your online claim filing services and therefore not seeing the full benefits. Well, the bottom line is that online claim filing saves valuable time and gets you more money back quicker!

Here at VisionWeb, we know that with the right information, the switch to modern billing can be a piece of cake. Take a minute to think about your current claim filing processes and ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you still spending time on hold or calling payers to check patient eligibility?
  • Are you claim uploading through multiple sites?
  • Do you use a clearing house to directly upload your claims?
  • Are you checking patient elegibility and managing ERA through your clearing house?
  • Do you still receive paper Explanation of Benefits Summaries?

Now that you have thought through your current processes, here are a few key ways to practice being a modern biller!

Stop calling to check on patient eligibility

How much time do you spend on the phone or on hold every time you call to check patient eligibility? Do you have the phone to one ear while quickly jotting down the information afraid to miss anything because then you would have to call AGAIN? Well time to go modern! Online clearinghouses can provide you with the same information and usually more detailed. Not to mention, an online system to manage electronic claim filing is available at any time you need it with just a click. Most payers and clearinghouses give you online access to this information, and efficient practices are putting that to use.

Centralize your online claim filing

Going to multiple payer site's to file claims online is not only time-consuming but harder to manage. Imagine having to use a different phone for each different person you wanted to call. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it'? So is filing on multiple sites! By using an online clearinghouse with practice management compatibility, you can get everything done in one location including:

  • Patient eligibility verification
  • Claim submission and tracking
  • Secondary claim processing
  • Detailed reporting and analytics
  • Claim uploading from practice management systems
  • Electronic remittance advice (ERA) for FREE
  • ERA Auto-Posting in compatible practice management systems

Don't put extra work on yourself by having to keep up with the log-ins, reports, and functionalities of multiple sites when you can do it all on one! It's that easy.

Don't Repeat Yourself

Is your practice management system capable of creating a batch claim file? If so, you could be uploading claims directly from your system to your clearinghouse without having to reenter the information. Let's face it, pure data entry can be the most redundant part of an employee's day. By cutting out this step, you are saving your staff's valuable time, reducing room for errors, and streamlining your processes.

You're Almost There!

By following these tips, you can be well on your way to insurance efficiency. Now just make sure all staff members are fully trained and aware of the changes. With all that efficiency, you'll have plenty of more valuable time on your hands, so go grab a coffee. And make it a double espresso mochafrappachino, because hey, you're "modern" now!

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Tags: Practice Management, Tips & Tools, Practice Efficiency

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