Do you have patients who wish to opt out of using their insurance for payment? The Affordable Care Act allows a patient to make the choice between having you file with their insurance or paying their balance themselves without filing.
Mary Pat Whaley* (www.managemypractice.com), is a great resource for common issues faced in medical practice management. In a recent blog post, Mary Pat presents very logical situations as to why a patient may elect to forgo you having to file with their insurance. She supplies a form to capture the patient’s consent to opt-out of insurance filing. Mary Pat also details the steps to undertake to make certain that you stay compliant while catering to the patient’s desires.
With more patients now having high-deductible plans and the expected slowdown in reimbursements due to the mandated move to ICD-10, isn’t it better to go ahead and take the money from a patient who is ready and willing to pay you now?
*TeleVox has no business or financial relationship with Mary Pat Whaley or Manage My Practice.