Chapter 5: OHIP Billing Cheat Sheets by Specialty
A great way to reduce your chances of getting rejections is to do your billing properly the first time around! So, how can you do that?
In order to make sure your OHIP claims are correct, you need to know what fee codes are available within your specialty and when you can and cannot use them.
Knowing what OHIP fee codes are available is also a great way to maximize your earnings (among the other tips from Chapter 4), by making sure you’re claiming all the work you do and getting paid properly for it.
1. Psychiatry Cheat Sheet
Psychiatry billing used to be complex, difficult and time-consuming, but it is getting easier with mobile billing and automated services.
To help reduce the amount of administrative work you need to do, bookmark the Psychiatry Cheat Sheet to find the fee codes you’re looking for fast.
2. Internal Medicine Cheat Sheet
Managing your own billing as an internal medicine specialist, on top of your already heavy workload, can sometimes be a real pain.
You want to make sure you’re getting properly paid, without undercoding, while at the same time not getting excessive.
Use the Internal Medicine cheat sheet as a reference guide to all the available OHIP billing codes within Internal Medicine.
3. Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric billing can be a bit tricky as generally your patients are more likely to have multiple chronic conditions.
Use the geriatric cheat sheet as a guide to all the available OHIP fee codes so you can spend less time on billing and more time on patient care.
While there’s not a lot of OHIP optometry fee codes, you need to make sure your diagnosis matches your fee code and that follow ups are correctly documented.
Use this optometry cheat sheet to make sure you’ve submitted the correct diagnosis and fee code so your claims don’t get rejected.
5. Family Practice in a Long Term Care Facility
If you’re a family physician working in a long-term care facility then you understand how rewarding, unpredictable and difficult it can sometimes be.
It’s not uncommon for patients to have chronic disease and round-the-clock care, which can make knowing how to submit claims for the work you’re done a bit confusing.
In an attempt to make things easier, we’ve created a family physician cheat sheet that lists all of the available OHIP fee codes for Family Physicians working in a long care facility.
If you’re an anesthesiologist then submitting claims can be a bit more complicated than other specialties since fee codes don’t always have a set price, as they differ depending on time units or your patient’s BMI.
Thus, it’s really important to make sure you calculate time units correctly in order to avoid rejections. Check out our Anaesthesia Cheat Sheet for an easy reference to all Anaesthesia billing codes.
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Coming Up …
The final Chapter of our OHIP Billing Guide lists a number of useful links with important fee codes, tutorials and searchable databases so you can easily reference and find the information you’re looking for.