All Medicare beneficiaries, have the right to choose their own doctors and other healthcare providers. But if you are a physician who has opted out of the Medicare program, there are a few things you should know. First of all, what does it mean to opt out of Medicare? Essentially, it means that a physician has chosen […]
THE QUESTION: THE PATIENT HAD TOLD ME THEY’RE OK MOVING FORWARD COSMETIC AND HAVE NOW BILLED THE INSURANCE COMPANY ON THE BACKEND, FORCING US INTO THE BILLING PROCESS. ANY WAY TO AVOID THIS IN FUTURE? We were asked a really good question about insulating against patients submitting self-pay cases to their insurance after the fact- […]
Here’s a question for you: A doctor tells a patient they need to schedule a procedure. Whose responsibility is it to get that procedure pre-approved by insurance? Did you guess the MD? You’re technically wrong, but in all actuality you are correct. The patient is actually technically responsible for ensuring prior notification and approval are […]
An optimized medical billing process has streamlined payments for all parties. Of course, even the most well-oiled machines quickly grind to a halt when denials occur.