Recent news stories have relayed studies that proclaim the numerous and varied health benefits of drinking coffee. About 83% of adults in the US drink coffee. Many drink it for that “boost of energy” provided by the caffeine. An average size cup in 9 ounces contains about 200 mg of that key ingredient. According to one such story that caffeine may do more than perk you up; it may also improve your memory.
Since I do not work for any coffee consortium or own stock in some coffee shop chain store, my intent is not to have you drink more coffee, but instead to think about memory. More specifically, what you have to remember to do when you are performing your daily medical billing tasks.
In no particular order:
Check charge slips received or codes captured against the appointment schedule
Verify documentation has been completed for the service provided
Add modifiers as required by CCI edits
Verify appropriate authorizations are in place and attached to charges accordingly
Collect co-pays at time of service
Generate daily, monthly, quarterly, etc. reports
Import and adjudicate ERA files
Review EOBs for service denials
Enter in charges from charge slips or from data in the EMR
And the list goes on and on as you know.
So, what can help you to get all these things done and ease up the pressure on your memory? The advanced features of Iridium Suite Practice Management Software can. Listed below are some of the key functions of this medical billing system that will keep you from needing an IV infusion of that aromatic brew.
The Connectivity Clearinghouse enables connections to multiple EHR systems. You can connect to your EHR as often as your office work flow dictates. With accurate and complete data entry in your EHR, you are able to bring in all the necessary information to bill and file your patient claims.
The Report Center Module of the billing software allows the user to format, save and schedule reports that are automatically sent to your email. Reports such as “Chargeless Accounts” and “Scheduler Discrepancy Report” can be auto-created daily to use as a check list against missing charges.
The EDI functions found in billing system provides access to Real Time Eligibility and electronic claim submittals for hundreds of payers. It will also automatically adjudicate ERAs received from the ACH with little to no user interaction.
The Accounts Receivables module of Iridium Suite enables a “paperless” review system for both payers and patients. This eliminates that unsightly desktop mess and provides the manager the ability to “electronically assign” selected open ARs to office staff for appropriate follow up.
A built-in Claim Scrubber automatically checks against current CCI edits as well as providing the user with customizable, practice specific rules that can be applied as defaults to all payers or made payer specific.
The To-Do reminder function found in the practice management software, gives each user the ability to create an electronic “sticky note” for themselves or other users. This function is extremely useful for staff in need of collecting money or insurance information from incoming patients.
Take Dr. Ernie’s advice, keep your caffeine intake moderate and let Iridium Suite do the remembering for you!