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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: margemib on February 23, 2009, 03:52:13 PM

Title: patient signature
Post by: margemib on February 23, 2009, 03:52:13 PM
Hi Michele or Alice
Can you tell me whan first starting out with a new client should they give you all patient info right away or as you get the claims.
do you need the patient signature on file or is it being in the doctors file good enough?
I will not be handling any money it will go directly to the doctor.
margemib
Title: Re: patient signature
Post by: Michele on February 23, 2009, 07:32:41 PM
As long as the provider has the patient's signature on file at their office, you do not need a copy. 

As far as when to receive the patient info it is really up to the provider.  Some like to get all the info together and give it to you up front.  Some would prefer to give it to you as the patients come in.  There is no right or wrong, it's whatever works best.  Sometimes it is easier for you to get the info in advance so you can get some of the data entry out of the way, but I wouldn't make it a necessity if they provider feels it would be too much extra work at the beginning.

Michele
Title: Re: patient signature
Post by: margemib on February 24, 2009, 06:47:06 AM
Thanks Michele!
Title: Re: patient signature
Post by: PMRNC on March 03, 2009, 12:39:21 PM
If you are a third party billing company it's always a good idea to have a copy of this in your files to cover yourself and be in compliance.

Linda Walker
PMRNC
www.billerswebsite.com