Anesthesia billing

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by Anesthdoc21, 09.19.14.

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  1. Anesthdoc21

    Anesthdoc21

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    Hey everyone. I was recently offered a small gig at a GI office which would supplement my income. The only issue is the GI allows me to do all my own billing. I have no idea even where to start. I currently work for a hospital that bills for me. To all those who do your own billing, I would love to hear either about the steps that I need to take, or where I can find such information.

    Thank you in advance
     
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  3. Mman

    Mman Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    You need to find a 3rd party to bill for you. You can probably get them to do it for somewhere in the neighborhood of 4% of collections. You send them the patient info, insurance info, and necessary documentation and they take it from there. This is just a mildly educated guess, though, as I've never been in a situation trying to get billing for a single physician. I'm also not entirely sure what rates you would be able to bill at as you might need to negotiate with each individual insurer or just send them a bill for whatever and collect whatever they are willing to pay.

    Interesting proposition. Probably better for you in the long run to do your own billing, but creates a lot of up front headache.
     
  4. sleepallday

    sleepallday ASA Member 5+ Year Member

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    What sort of patients are they? I wonder if you could just charge a flat cash rate for each procedure?

    Also, what are you doing for malpractice? Will your current insurer cover you or are you getting another policy?
     
  5. Anesthdoc21

    Anesthdoc21

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    My current carrier will cover me. These patients are insured, about 60% private and 40% medicaid/medicaire. I doubt they will pay cash.
     

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