Author Topic: Registering with Insurance Carriers  (Read 1121 times)

Brenda09

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Registering with Insurance Carriers
« on: March 19, 2011, 06:06:55 PM »
Hello,
I spoke with different insurance carriers and was told that if I was using a clearinghouse to submit claims it wasn't necessary for the billing company to register with them (except Medicare), only the clearinghouse would need to register.
If I take on a client and do only aged accounts I wouldn't need a clearinghouse because most claims would be filed on paper? If that is the case would I need to register with the carriers in order to file paper claims?
Thanks in advance,
Brenda

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Re: Registering with Insurance Carriers
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 06:11:22 PM »
Billing companies do not register with insurance carriers. Provider's do.
Linda Walker
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Brenda09

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Re: Registering with Insurance Carriers
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 09:08:16 PM »
Hi Linda,

Thank you, that is a relief. I have seen posts on different forums where people talk about Billing Agent numbers and I wanted to make sure.

Thank you for all of the valuable information you share, I appreciate it.

Brenda

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Re: Registering with Insurance Carriers
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 12:34:34 PM »
The billing agent has to be documented on the provider's Medicare enrollment.
Linda Walker
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Re: Registering with Insurance Carriers
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 05:10:34 PM »
Thank you!