Optometric Billing: How to Provide Your OD with Full Coverage Info

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Dec 17, 2019 @ 08:12 AM

In any job it can be easy to fall victim to bad habits. And, if you're a biller in an eyecare practice you probably have a routine down for checking patient eligibility and insurance coverage. When it comes to checking eligibility information it should go beyond simply checking for the patient's scheduled procedure. It's likely that the OD will find additional testing that may need to be done during an appointment, and having the comprehensive coverage information at their fingertips will keep the appointment running smoothly.

With a full schedule it can be easy to fall behind, but providing the OD with complete coverage information will help you avoid any disruptions to the workflow. With all the information they need from the start the OD won't have to leave the exam room to ask the front desk to pull any additional information.

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Do you know about the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI)?

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 @ 10:12 AM

We're getting close to the effective date for the new MBI, so it's time to prepare your staff for the changes to their claim processing.

As of January 1, 2020, Medicare will only accept the MBI in the "Insured's ID Number" box. This will be based on submission date, not Date of Service. However, the appeals and adjustments will continue to allow providers to use HIC number and MBI. This increases the importance of the practices obtaining the new card from the patient.
 
Keep reading to find out more important information.
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How to Read Your Revenue Cycle Management Reports

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 14:12 PM

Without revenue cycle management reports, you don’t have the proper visibility to measure the performance of your billing manager and their claim management activities. To provide you with increased visibility into your practice, run revenue cycle management reports, part of VisionWeb’s outsourced billing service, delivers full transparency into how your practice is performing against state and national averages to help your optometric practice profit.

Below are a few tips on how you can better understand and read these important reports.

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Why Your Optometric Practice Staff Should Pull Benefits Before of Every Appointment

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Nov 26, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Your schedule is probably packed with patients wanting to get a comprehensive exam before they head back to school after the holidays.

While this is a busy time for your optometric practice, taking a bit of extra time before each appointment to pull benefits will not only help you earn more money, it could also benefit your patient.

Below are three reasons why your staff should pull patient benefits a few days before the appointment.

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How to Avoid 4 Common Claim Filing Mistakes that Cause Denials

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 11:08 AM

Claim denials in your practice can put a lot of stress on your biller and your reimbursements. If you aren't keeping up with rejections and denials, your practice could be missing out on a lot of cash. And, if you're using a practice management system or clearinghouse for your billing needs, you can't rely on it to do absolutely everything for you. There are still some things you need to know to make your system work for you.

Today we want to take a look at 4 common claim filing mistakes that can cause denials for many practices, and how you can go about handling and preventing these types of denials in the future.

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