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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: margemib on April 02, 2009, 05:41:53 PM

Title: pre-auth
Post by: margemib on April 02, 2009, 05:41:53 PM
Hi Michele,
When you give a price for your billing and a provider in mental health ask if you can get the pre-auth for them also do you charge a separate fee for this or do you put it into the billing price?
Title: Re: pre-auth
Post by: Michele on April 02, 2009, 08:01:38 PM
We charge 1% higher for obtaining auths. 

Title: Re: pre-auth
Post by: PMRNC on April 04, 2009, 12:15:33 PM
That's what I used to do too.. I would charge an extra 1%. I mostly did mental health and pediatrics and the auths were pretty time consuming. The only thing I did not do was the clinical aspect of it of course..the OTR's were the responsibility of the client for subsequent billing, I would get the initial auth, track auth's and give reminder reports on the patients that had to have OTR's submitted for subsequent authorizations. Occasionally the provider would send me the completed OTR to file and track.