Author Topic: Need assistance with medical billing for foreign facilities?  (Read 1177 times)

globalbilling

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I have a local medical billing company in Houston and we are expanding into the medical tourism industry. We would like to obtain some assistance in the following topics.

1) What is the proper way to identify a foreign facility if we bill as a U.S. billing company?

2) Is there a country code and if so how can we obtain a list?

3) As a U.S. billing company that handles foreign hospitals how do we obtain an N.P.I number?

4) Are there specific issues which must be addresses with medical claims for foreign facilities?

5) Are there any reference tools dealing with foreign facilities?

Please contact me directly as we are interested in getting as much information as possible.

Michele

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Re: Need assistance with medical billing for foreign facilities?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 06:31:08 AM »
Sorry, but I have no experience in this at all.

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Re: Need assistance with medical billing for foreign facilities?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 01:23:35 PM »
I have a local medical billing company in Houston and we are expanding into the medical tourism industry. We would like to obtain some assistance in the following topics.

1) What is the proper way to identify a foreign facility if we bill as a U.S. billing company?

2) Is there a country code and if so how can we obtain a list?

3) As a U.S. billing company that handles foreign hospitals how do we obtain an N.P.I number?

4) Are there specific issues which must be addresses with medical claims for foreign facilities?

5) Are there any reference tools dealing with foreign facilities?

Are you located in the US????

Please contact me directly as we are interested in getting as much information as possible.


marta

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Re: Need assistance with medical billing for foreign facilities?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 03:11:13 PM »
You should start with the insurance companies.  They will advise if the patient qualifies under there policy to receive care.  When I have billed for services in the U.S. to foreign companies I have had no problem with payment utilizing U.S. standards.

However the most reliable place to find out is the Insurance company directly.

Marta