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Billing => Billing => Topic started by: Zeecy on November 30, 2009, 01:02:51 PM

Title: PCP change tomorrow
Post by: Zeecy on November 30, 2009, 01:02:51 PM
Hi.

I do billing from home for a practice & sometimes I find a comment that the patient will change his/her PCP the next day.  How does that help me?  Without calling each insurance company, I just wanted to know if they generally allow retroactive PCP changes. 

Thanks.
Title: Re: PCP change tomorrow
Post by: Michele on November 30, 2009, 06:13:35 PM
Is the patient changing the PCP to the Dr you are billing for?  Usually most carriers will allow the PCP to be backdated up to a certain point.  I would watch to see if they are being denied.  IF they are, I would notify the office that they need to have the patients change the PCP the same day.

Michele
Title: Re: PCP change tomorrow
Post by: Zeecy on November 30, 2009, 08:30:36 PM
Thank you!