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Secondary billing basics
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:36:04 PM »
I just started doing my own (DME) electronic billing instead of using a clearinghouse and I have a lot to learn.  How do I do a secondary billing?  Do I include primary payment information?


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Re: Secondary billing basics
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 03:06:25 PM »
when you are submitting a claim to a secondary insurance, you must also send copy of the primary's eob.


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Re: Secondary billing basics
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 09:52:49 AM »
Or if your clearinghouse allows secondary billing you need to check with them to see how to record the primary info.
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Re: Secondary billing basics
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 06:22:22 AM »
Recived eob from primary and they made payment and applied a portion to co-ins, deductible or non covered.
Bal billed secondary who we are contracted with, they paid nothing and reduced amount owed by patient to just the co-insurance and deductible.


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Re: Secondary billing basics
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 11:00:40 AM »
Sounds like a carve out plan, to which case you can only collect what's in the patient responsibility fields of the EOB.
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