Hospital payment processing systems
Sunday September 9, 2012 1:31pm
Honestly speaking, I have gone through one of the hospital payment process a few minutes back and luckily, there was no long queue! I have always hated the pre-admission requirements especially when patients are in emergency. Recently, a number of hospitals prefer to treat the patient immediately instead of paying attention to his financial situation or his current insurance plan. Trust me; hospital payment processing
has been improved a lot over the time period and those traditional ways to talk to the lady at customer service and negotiate about the bills have completely vanished.
The department which takes care of hospital payment processing
records all the demands for payment in the patients file and the chances of error minimized in this case.
After patients are registered, the medical care given to them is documented in their health check records inclusive of all the recent or old changes in the patient’s health. Every service and supply is charged and recorded in the patient’s file. There are few administrators who make sure that the family or patient himself clears all the dues on time. These administrators also consider and work on insurance claims and the bill of patient.
Patients who are insured
If you are insured, the receipt and claim for payment of your bills will be posted to your insurance company in a week after you are
discharged from the hospital. Meanwhile, you will be kept up to date about your financial situation related to the hospital payment processing
. Even if your insurance does not cover up the charges, your insurance company will notify you after they had made the payment. As per routine, you will be informed through posts or letters about your present financial status regarding modification or balance after the company had made the payments.
Patients who are NOT insured
Hospitals no more insist to pay the bill during your stay over there. If you do not have insurance, you will receive a request to clear your dues along with the bill receipt. Consequently a monthly report or a mail will be sent which will demonstrate your fresh balance after the expenses or modification in your hospital’s account.
Patients are more satisfied with this new system. They can now check their status online at any time of day. There is no need to take care of printed bills and getting worried if you lost them. The electronic bill given to the patient is stored in the hospital’s record as a history of the patient which improves the satisfaction and trust level of the patient. Some hospitals are still deprived of these kinds of services and patients are still suffering. The staff and administration should specifically pay attention the care and health of the patient along with the improvement the billing process to make his stay in hospital a comfortable one.