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Medical billing software is useful to organize submissions to insurance
companies in order to receive fees for medical services provided. It is
not required by law, but medical billers are encouraged to become
certified by taking a particular exam in order to be better prepared in
the process of billing insurance companies. The process of medical
billing can take several days to several weeks. The health care provider
is contracted with insurance companies to dispense health care and keep
medical records up to date for the insurance company.

The patient records include not only a medical treatment summary and
plans, but demographic information, home address, phone numbers, policy
numbers, social security number and diagnosis. The records define the
cause, treatment, diagnosis and prognosis for future treatment of the
patient. All the information in the patient records is highly
confidential, but necessary for the insurance company to decide if the
medical services supplied is appropriate for the patient and the dollar
amount billed.

The actual claim to the insurance company is coded by the medical biller,
then the claim is transmitted electronically to the insurance company.
Automated Recognition Software, also known as OCR software is one of the
types of medical billing software used to process the paperwork for a
claim. If the medical claim is for an extremely high payment, the
insurance company has claims adjusters and medical directors to examine
the information and assess the patient diagnosis, treatment options and
medical necessity. If the claim is approved, the medical professional
will be paid a partial sum of the amount billed. This is always
predetermined between the medical office and the insurance company. If
the claim is denied, it may be resubmitted with additional information or
corrections to again attempt reimbursement from the insurance company.
Denied claims may usually be corrected and resubmitted for consideration,
then paid. However, a rejected claim will not be processed because of
false or incorrect information. These claims must be researched, the
errors corrected and the claim submitted again.

The codes that correspond with the medical information can be
complicated, using the precise codes corresponding to the diagnosis and
information about the claim must be exact in order for the medical
provider to be paid. Medical billing software can be used to begin the
process of making a claim by verifying the eligibility of the patient for
the plan of services. This saves time and confirms the patient is covered
by insurance. The insurance company will then acknowledge this
information and begin processing the claim.

Several top medical billing software companies have been reviewed by
professionals and graded for ease of use, quality and accuracy. One of
those companies is MediTouch, furnishing electronic health records ( also
known as EHR) offering a touchscreen and web based interface. The system
can be configured for personal style and preferences. There is a monthly
fee which includes customer support, instruction and prep. Advanced MDEHR
Software is another highly praised company for their functional, easily
understood medical billing software. The online system is always up to
date. Medical providers may realize faster coding and speedier claim
support. The monthly fee includes customer support.

eClinicalWorks system has a wide range of integrated templates to
correspond with the efficient, usable facets that can recall patient
information with one click of a mouse. It is effective for a small
practice or can address the needs of a huge practice with mobile support,
faxes and more. The system is offered at several pricing options for a
specialized medical billing service.

Although medical billing software regulations and design can be
complicated and time consuming, each are becoming easier to use as more
technological advances are made.

Medical billing companies use billing softwares extensively.To find out
more about medical billing softwares and their role in medical billing
visit Marion's blog at http://medicalbillingncoding.net

				
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