Back in the late 90’s, New York State’s Worker’s Compensation plan announced that they were changing pay rates on most services provided to workers throughout the state. I went to a meeting about a week afterwards where people were discussing the problems they believed were coming, and wondering how they were going to submit claims. […]

Most of what is done in patient accounting (aka patient financial services) is fairly simple and routine. The days of only paper claims are gone (but not totally eliminated). These days, if registration has done its job, and the departments have done their jobs, and your charge master is up to date, most of the […]

Medical billing and medical coding jobs and careers are easy to start, but hard to find work in. For medical billing, it’s hard to get started because physicians already have someone doing their billing for them. For medical coding, entities are often reluctant to bring on someone with no experience. For both, the training and […]

Every person who works with hospital bills know something about revenue codes. Some folks have at least a basic concept of what revenue codes are supposed to be, that’s about as far as it goes. Scarier yet, some people have only heard the term. It would seem that it’s time someone addressed revenue codes in […]

How many of us put ourselves in the place of patients when we send them itemized bills that may be in error? Most of us rationalize it by saying insurance won’t be paying all those charges anyway, but what about self pay patients? Though we’re used to seeing some of the amounts as they pertain […]