Check for missing claims data before filing.
The software program represented in the figure has identified several data elements that were not included in charges entered via a handheld electronic superbill device. (2) This workfile should be completed daily by the individual who is responsible for your practice's billing. The software audits each claim, notes any missing data, and forwards the claim to the work file with an explanation of what is missing.
When a biller communicates missing data elements to the rest of the staff at staff meetings, the result is improved office efficiency. Gradually, the percentage of clean claims filings should improve until it is rare to see a claim held for submission because of the omission of a minor data element.
(1.) Isenberg SF. Clean claims are key to timely reimbursement, but be vigilant. Ear Nose Throat J 2002;81:88.
(2.) Isenberg SF. Electronic "superbills." Ear Nose Throat J 2002; 81:439.
Dr. Isenberg is an otolaryngologist in private practice in Indianapolis; email@example.com
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|Title Annotation:||Practice Management Clinic|
|Comment:||Check for missing claims data before filing.(Practice Management Clinic)|
|Author:||Isenberg, Steven F.|
|Publication:||Ear, Nose and Throat Journal|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2003|
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