January Insurance To-Do’s?

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12-Dec-2013 09:51 AM


Posts: 35

Hi Matt,

This was my first year billing insurance so a quick question as we come up on the new year.  In January, do I need to contact my current patients’ insurance company to re-verify benefits, deductibles, percent covered, etc?  



12-Dec-2013 10:31 AM

Matthew Bauer

Posts: 211

Short answer – yes. It is best to confirm benefits at the first of the years as most health plans start anew Jan 1 (some do this July 1). But this years we also have the biggest set of changes to insurance to come along since Medicare with the ACA going into effect Jan 1 so all the more reason to verify everything. I will be writing a post on the ramifications of the ACA as soon as I feel I have a better understanding of just how things will likely go so please stay tuned.

Matthew Bauer