Medical Billing Forum

Billing => Facility Billing => Topic started by: dkhripkova on March 13, 2012, 08:36:53 AM

Title: Residential treatement
Post by: dkhripkova on March 13, 2012, 08:36:53 AM
We are starting to bill for a rehab (IP) facility, who is planning to be OON (except BCBS of NJ). Any advice and specifics?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Residential treatement
Post by: Michele on March 13, 2012, 08:48:04 AM
OON providers are tough when it comes to billing unless they collect their fees up front.  Most insurances will pay directly to the patients and will not give you much info over the phone.
Title: Re: Residential treatement
Post by: PMRNC on March 14, 2012, 10:54:12 AM
Michele is right. Be sure your office has a very STRONG financial and office policy that each patient is presented with. Make sure you collect all payments up front!!  Watch BCBS of NJ contracts .. they love hidden clauses and make it really difficult to get out of or negotiate down the road.  Best advice .. COLLECT ALL FEES UP FRONT AND AT TIME OF SERVICE if you are going to be OON.