In less than two weeks,
you have received the first payment on a new patients claim. You open
the Information Card, select Payment Entry, and are immediately taken
to the Payment Entry Screen. The payment left a balance of $12.35 which
needs to be billed to a secondary carrier. With the Practice Management
System, this is automatic. In fact, you can setup the software so that
the secondary claim prints as soon as you save the primary payment. Make
a copy of the EOB already in your hands, attach to the claim form, and
your secondary is as good as filed. If the secondary carrier accepts electronic
claims, the secondary is moved to the electronic billing queue.
The system will automatically
post your Medicare and Medicaid remittance advice. Instead of manually
posting those payments and adjustments, you download the explanation of
benefits from the carrier and the ERA module will post the payment and
adjustments to each patient's account. This will give your staff more
time to work accounts receivable and patient collections.