Monday, March 5, 2007

Billing Secondary Insurance Claims Electronically

Being a Medical biller in this day and age has some really cool options. My new found favorite is billing my secondary claims electronically. No more having to print the primary EOB and attaching it to the secondary.

Each state has different carriers that allow secondary claims electronically but the big ones like Medicare, Medicaid, United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield are accepting them. Call your local insurance carriers to identify if they accept it.

In my
Medical Billing Software it's as simple as 4 clicks to turn this feature on. And everyone's biggest question is how does the primary EOB get attached to the Secondary claim. Well, it doesn't get attached - paper claims are so different from electronic claims. The electronic claims can transmit so much more information but in lamens terms the claim goes out with the following:

Box 28: Total Charge
Box 29: Amount Paid (this would reflect what the primary insurance paid)
Box 30: Balance Due

This means it's the biller's responsibility to post the primary insurance payment correctly or else you can run into other issues like refunds for overpayments from the secondary etc.

Questions on
Electronic Medical Billing and Claims then click here medical claims electronic billing

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