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The importance of double checking PrioAuthorizations.

  It is a part of obtaining prior-authorization process that is most often forgotten-double checking the obtained authorization information.

Although, for the most part the authorization process goes without a cynch. It doesn’t mean that your office staff should not check the received authorization, for any errors.

In general the things that your Front Staff should be doible checking are:

  1. Patient Name
  2. Patient DOB
  3. Patient Diagnosis
  4. Approved date range and quantity
  5. Correct insurance submission* With the increasing number of patients acquiring more than one insurance plan, it is extremely important to obtain the authorization from the correct plan-the first time!

Checking all the above things will assure proper and prompt payment, less hassle and no hindering your practice A/R.

Author:

My name is Kate Patskovska, CPB. I am an Independent Medical Biller CPB (AAPC) and an owner of KR2 Medical Billing. KR2 Medical Billing is a full service Consulting/Medical Billing Business that is dedicated to educating, consulting, and overall improving the "financial health" of your medical practice.

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