Many insurance companies are moving away from paper checks and toward electronic reimbursement. A provider typically has to have access to a payer’s online portal in order to successfully manage the claims filing process. We learned that many of you still opt for paper checks for a variety of reasons. Which do you prefer?
Earlier this week, we covered sourcing referrals from healthcare providers and how the referral process works. Today we want to distinguish between referrals and recommendations. Let’s dive in!
Congrats! You’re set up with the Healthy Bytes platform, ready to partner with us to tackle your billing and reimbursement. At Healthy Bytes, one of the most often-asked questions we hear after you’re set up with the platform is, “I’m ready to find clients; what are referrals and how do they work?”
A dietitian recently asked us why she might be covered for nutritional counseling under a health insurance plan’s HMO (health maintenance organization) and not a particular PPO (preferred provider organization) – or vice versa. “How am I supposed to find out which plans I’m covered for under each insurance company’s offerings?”
Many of you understand billing increments like the back of your hand. But for those of you who are just getting started, we compiled a cheat sheet to help. You often ask us how to bill if you’re with a client for 19 minutes or 38 minutes, for example – do you know how many units this would be?
Billing insurance companies is done via units of time. In general, one unit is equal to 15 minutes of face time with a client.