The Better Billing Newsletter – March Issue (Alberta)

Can you believe it’s almost the end of March, where does the time go?! In this issue of Dr. Bill’s Better Billing Newsletter, we’ll look at some of the new iPhone features, submission errors and the new dashboard.    

Scroll through and click on what interests you the most. If you’ve got any questions, just click reply and ask away!   

Happy Billing!  

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New Features & Tutorials

1. Bill Faster on your iPhone 

Billing on your iPhone has never been easier, especially now that we’ve just released a new feature that will make adding multiple claims on the same patient that much quicker. Click the button below for the full tutorial.



2. The New Payment Report Dashboard

If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve changed the dashboard! Now you can follow up on claims and see exactly which claims were paid, held or rejected for any payment period.

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Active Claims Status and Remittance Payment Reports


Billing Tip: How to Prevent Submission Errors

Submission errors are going to happen, especially if you're billing in high volumes, because let's face it; everyone makes mistakes. Although getting an error is not the end of the world, it will delay your pay. Here are some common scenarios to watch out for: 

  • Location of fee code doesn't match. Ie, radiologic fee code performed in ER

  • There’s a fee code conflict - so assessment is required

  • Invalid use of Premiums

  • No Referring Physician

  • Patient doesn’t have insurance


Extra Reminder: 
In our experience, most submission errors are a direct result of either not adding a referring physician OR not double checking that your patient has insurance. So, make sure you always check these two things before submitting a claim. 


Keep Learning

Suggested Learning for Accreditation: 

  • Code 66 Workshop  From the University of Calgary 
    April 15, 2019 - April 17, 2019 
    (Mainpro+ Group Learning credits 6, +MOC 6).


Podcasts

Here's this month's suggestions: 

👉  Fate minus Spending equals Happiness: Financial Tips with Dr. Healey

Geoff (Physiatrist) talks with Dr. Paul Healey (ER Staff), one of the two co-founders of the Physician Financial Independence Facebook group. Paul's group has rapidly become one of the biggest sources of unbiased financial information for Canadian physicians. 

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👉 Liar, liar, pants on fire – or at least a little bit of smoke

Mike and James talk about a couple of recent survey publications. One, which examined patient satisfaction around patient requests and denials of those requests. The other examined how often and why patients are not always honest about disclosing medically relevant information.

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