BC Advantage - 2014 Issue 6
From the Road: Medical Billing May Not Be Enough
By: Dave Jakielo, CHBMEMost of us have considered ourselves to be in the Medical Billing Industry for many years, and for decades that has been sufficient. However, now that healthcare is evolving and changing at such a rapid pace, it is probably not enough to just offer "Billing Services" and expect to be a viable company in the future.The traditional billing services we have offered are becoming more and more automated, such as:Eligibility Inquiries 270-271Intelligent Claim Scrubbing ProgramsClaim Status 276-277Authorization/Certification 278Claims and Payments 835-837Given these advances, we now need to move from being known primarily as "Billing Experts"...
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