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physician s office or emergency room
Physician’s Office Or Emergency Room
  • Physician writes an order
    • To admit patient
    • To observe patient
    • For tests, procedures, lab, radiology, etc
    • For surgery
      • SDS
      • Inpatient surgery
  • Referrals
  • Authorizations
    • Pre-cert or pre-auth must be obtained from insurance prior to treatment
    • Pre-cert or pre-auth number must be included on claim
  • Notifications
    • Some insurances do not require authorization.
    • Some insurance request to be notified.
pre registration
  • Verify Insurance Coverage
  • Verify Authorization
  • Verify Patient Demographics
  • Determine Patient Responsibility
    • Co-pays, deductibles
    • Co-insurance
  • Obtain Patient Responsibility up front
  • Collect deposits
financial counseling
Financial Counseling
  • Meet with patients to review their financial obligations
    • Scheduling / Pre-registration process
    • Registration
    • Prior to discharge – inpatients
    • During discharge process – in and out patients
  • Once they are out the door the

chances of collecting diminish


registration s turn
Registration’s Turn
  • Verify any missing data
  • Verify Identity
  • Scan Insurance Cards and documentation
  • Obtain co-pays & patient responsibility $$$
  • Patient Signs required documents
    • Permission to treat, guaranty of payment, assignment of benefits
    • Other consent forms
and more
And More ……
  • Advance Directives
  • Notice of Financial Responsibility
  • MSP Questionnaire
  • Rights as a Medicare patient
  • ABNs
  • HIPAA – Privacy Notice
  • Red Flag Regulations
  • Etc.
bed management
Bed Management
  • Bed Accommodation
    • Private
    • Semiprivate
  • Verified at Midnight
  • Charged at Midnight
  • Patients holding in ED for a bed
case management
Case Management
  • See every observation or inpatient
  • Case management monitors inpatient and observation patients’ care to ensure admission meets admission criteria
    • Interqual
    • Milliman Care Standards - used by insurances
  • Works with physicians to discharge the patient in the appropriate amount of time or ensure patient still meets inpatient criteria.
  • Monitors and works on delays to recovery.
  • Review patients status:
    • Medicare and Medicaid – every 3 days
    • All others - daily
discharge planning
Discharge Planning
  • Performed by case management.
  • Begins when patient is admitted.
  • Goal is to only keep patient in house as long as is medically necessary to provide excellent quality of care while maximizing reimbursement.
  • Discharge to appropriate community resource
    • May arrange transfer to SNF, Home Health, contact family, etc.
    • Work with physician and family
    • Consider what insurance will pay for
charges are entered
Charges are Entered
  • Charges are maintained in the charge master (CDM)
  • A unique charge code identifies each service and test performed or supply provided
  • Many charges have CPT-4 or HCPCS codes attached, required for billing
  • Charges connect to Revenue Codes, required for billing
  • Charges are billed on UB04 and HCFA 1500 claim forms
services are documented
Services are Documented
  • Documentation must exist in the Medical Record to support all procedures performed and supplies used.
  • Physician and Clinical staff signatures are critical
  • Verbal orders must be signed
  • Documentation must be complete and legible
electronic medical record
Electronic Medical Record
  • Automate as much of the medical record as possible.
  • Eliminates filing issues
  • Allows for instantaneous access to medical record
  • Reduces storage space
  • Much of our medical record is electronic
patient is discharged
Patient is Discharged
  • Financial Counseling
    • Outstanding balances, co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, bad debt, non-covered services
  • Discharge Planning
  • Discharge disposition – can affect reimbursement
    • Another facility
    • SNF
    • Home
    • Home health
medical records him
Medical Records – “HIM”
  • Manages the medical record
    • Scans and files loose documentation
    • Verifies electronic records
  • Ensure physician, nurses and clinical staff have signed where necessary
  • Monitors, reports and obtains chart deficiencies
  • Coding and abstracting
  • DNFB management
medical records coding
Medical Records Coding
  • Medical records chart reviewed by certified coder
  • Physician, nursing and ancillary documentation is critical
  • ICD- 9 codes: diagnoses, procedures
  • CPT-4 codes: procedures performed
  • Greatly impacts reimbursement
  • Heavily regulated
insurance processes claim
Insurance Processes Claim
  • Pays claim
  • Denies claim
    • Immediately
    • After processing
  • Line item denials
  • Pends claim
    • Doesn’t notify hospital
    • Timely filing
contact us
Contact Us

Futuristic Gigatech

46/4, Novel Tech Park,GarvebhaviPalya , Kudlu Gate,Hosur Main Road, Bangalore, Karnataka – 56 00 68.

E-mail : info@futuristicgigatech.comIndia Office: 0091 80 4093 4093India Mobile: 0091 903 500 4530