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Daphne

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ATB follow up
« on: April 16, 2010, 09:22:22 PM »
I am looking for a 'best practice' for working an ATB report.  I don't seem to get very far when surfing the web.  ??? Does anyone have any examples or would be able to provide me with some information?

Thanks!

blhoffman

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 11:39:58 PM »
What does ATB stand for, if you don't mind answering? Just curious. Thanks.

Daphne

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 09:23:19 AM »
Aged Trial Balance

Basically AR reports that show how old an account is and it's balance.

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 09:50:46 AM »
Duh, ;D

I thought you were inquiring about some type of medical report because there are reports that have the same initials. I wasn't sure which one, but not what you were asking.  ;D

Thanks. I don't have an answer because our software runs those reports.

Daphne

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 10:04:43 AM »
Running the reports is not a problem.   I'm trying to draft a procedure to delegate priorities and what should be worked first. 
#1 - High dollar accounts
#2 - Carriers with 90 day filing limits
#3 - ........

I just wanted to get an idea of how other facilities work their AR.

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 10:43:50 AM »
I see.

Well, I can tell you how it is worked at my current and previous employer. It is basically the same at both places.

Bill current each day.
Review all edits or rejections that came back in the electronic filing and correct, resubmit each day
Then work ATB.

FYI - If one of the below is completed early then you move to the next balances on the list - we do not put it off to the next day.

1. Top 10 high dollar accounts. (Monday)
2. Work 60 day balances. (Tuesday)
3. Work 90 day balances. (Wednesday)
4. Work 120 day balances and older. (Thursday)
5. Appeals, write offs and adjustments submitted. (Friday)

This is how I work and what I've been trained to do by two companies. I'm sure other's can chime in with their work flow.

Daphne

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 10:46:45 AM »
Thank you for the information.

I would still appreciate information from others, too.

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 01:19:28 PM »
We run our aging reports showing all claims over 30 days and basically work the whole thing.  Since we run these reports every 4-5 weeks we avoid any TF limits, etc.  Sometimes we eliminate claims that we know don't pay for at least 45 days, but other than that we basically work the whole report from start to finish, no particular order.

We also do the order that blhoffman mentioned:

review all electronic files for denials
handle all eobs including rejections
work aging report

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 02:49:05 PM »
I do same as Michele, I run mine like clock work every 21 days.
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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 02:55:45 PM »
I am looking for a 'best practice' for working an ATB report.  I don't seem to get very far when surfing the web.  ??? Does anyone have any examples or would be able to provide me with some information?

Thanks!

Probably because it is basically user specific. I work it  by the payor each month, the oldest first.

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Re: ATB follow up
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 02:59:40 PM »
Electronic files for denials and rejections are completed daily.  :)
Reports are run every Friday.   :o 

Unfortunately, my group needs some structure on working the reports.  They have been just woriking it however they feel until now.