[eClinicalWorks]  E Billing?
Posted: 02 July 2004 04:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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eCW’s billing portion is very easy to use.  The difficult part to any billing component is coding and working the EOBs and AR.  Since you are using emr the physician will be doing the coding so your billing department only needs to oversee and verify his coding.  eCW will scrub the claim and check for edits.  The real work comes when they check arrives. If you have someone experienced in this aspect of AR management thenyou don’t need to outsource.  There are companies that will do billing on a temp basis until you are ready to take over.
 
Jan 

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From: allbeeb1 [mailto:allbeeb1@yahoo.com]
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—- I was wondering if any one could provide their experience for
our new practice…I am the manager of my stepdaughters new derm
practice…we will use eCW and have been told by our accountant to
use an outside billing source initially…they charge 7% of gross
receipts with a $2500 set up fee and require a 1 year contract….I
am wondering if I am missing something…if I purchase the eCW
billing software and have someone work the EOB and denials…can’t
we do it ourselves with the billing software…RonIn
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), “nguyen77478” <nguyen@s…>  wrote:
>
> Scott,
> I went through the exact experience that you are about to go
> through.  It takes a while for the electronic billing to be set
up,
> anticipate it.  (Actually it only took two days, but it took them
6
> weeks after the initial installation before they could schedule
the
> billing module installation on my system).  If I were you, I would
> definitely continue to bill with paper.  Doing so will cause
little
> or no delay in your cash flow.  And, the switch to electronic
>  billing once everything is installed is very easy.  My system is
now
> installed and running.  But, I still have yet to receive an
> insurance payment for services in the last two months.  I should
> have switched back to paper billing while waiting.
> Good luck,
> Cuong 
>
>—- In .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), “Scott Jonason”
> <jonasons@m…>  wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am new to the group. We are inthe final process of choosing
our
> new
> > EMR, and eCW is at the tops of our list. We are a young practice
> > (started a year ago) and are considering switching from NextGen
> (through
>>  and ASP) to eCW. Costs, ease of use, customer service, and ease
of
>  > customization etc are all reasons for the switch.
> > We have had continual struggles with the electronic submissions.
It
> >  seems the majority of the problems was our clearinghouse PerSe.
> From my
> > conversations with Girish, all the clearing houses continue to
> struggle
> > with the HIPPA regulations and the innumerable edits needed for
> all the
> > insurers. For the last 6 months we have dropped all of our
claims
> to
> > paper and submitting them the old fashion way. Too our surprise,
> we have
> > been getting quick turn around without the struggles ofthe
> electronic
> > submissions.
> > My question is this, after we convert to the new software,
should
> we
>  > continue to submit by paper until all our other issues are
worked
> out or
> > should we go ahead and implement the ebilling from the
beginning.
> Keep
> > in mind, being a new practice, our reserves are still minimal,
so
> if we
> >  go for ebilling and have any significant delays, we could
deplete
>  our
> > capital quicker than desired.
> > Any thoughts would be appreciated
> > Finally, any Pacific Northwester Family Practices using eCW?
Both
> myself
> > and my practice manager would love to actually see it in action.
> > Scott Jonason
> > Lacamas Medical Group, PC
> > Camas, WA 98607

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Posted: 02 July 2004 04:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very true Lynn,
My wife started out to help me with the billing. She is a physical therapist but had no experience with billing. We had to look for a biller FAST !!!! We have a part time biller who submits the claims. My front office girl makes the claims and keeps them ready to submit, my biller check it out and then submits it.. WebMD has been delayed a couple of times and as of six months we are still submitting some claims on printed HCFA so always have the option of printing open…The EOB needs to be posted too… and then comes the task of taking care of rejections, mistakes, non payments etc… So it is a wise idea to have AT LEAST a part time biller from the very beginning..and the biller should undergo the training on eCW too…
thanks
 
Dicky

repletewrue <lizetorre@walkingcreek.com> wrote:

You can do it, but you need to learn the ins and outs.  When we
fired our billing service after one year, I took it over for a few
months.  I was never so glad as when we hired a part-time biller,
who rescued me from that folly.  Suggestion: find someone
EXPERIENCED to come in and use eCW, even for a couple of
mornings a week.  You’ll be glad you did.

/Lynn

—- In .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), “allbeeb1”
<allbeeb1@y…> wrote:
>—- I was wondering if any one could provide their experience for
> our new practice…I am the manager of my stepdaughters new
derm
> practice…we will use eCW and have been told by our
accountant to
> use an outside billing source initially…they charge 7% of gross
> receipts with a $2500 set up fee and require a 1 year
contract….I
> am wondering if I am missing something…if I purchase the
eCW
> billing software and have someone work the EOB and
denials…can’t
> we do it ourselves with the billing software…RonIn
> .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), “nguyen77478”
<nguyen@s…> wrote:
> >
> > Scott,
> > I went through the exact experience that you are about to go
> > through.  It takes a while for the electronic billing to be set
> up,
> > anticipate it.  (Actually it only took two days, but it took them
> 6
> > weeks after the initial installation before they could schedule
> the
> > billing module installation on my system).  If I were you, I
would
> > definitely continue to bill with paper.  Doing so will cause
> little
> > or no delay in your cash flow.  And, the switch to electronic
> > billing once everything is installed is very easy.  My system is
> now
> > installed and running.  But, I still have yet to receive an
> > insurance payment for services in the last two months.  I
should
> > have switched back to paper billing while waiting.
> > Good luck,
> > Cuong 
> >
> >—- In .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), “Scott Jonason”
> > <jonasons@m…> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > I am new to the group. We are in the final process of
choosing
> our
> > new
> > > EMR, and eCW is at the tops of our list. We are a young
practice
> > > (started a year ago) and are considering switching from
NextGen
> > (through
> > > and ASP) to eCW. Costs, ease of use, customer service,
and ease
> of
> > > customization etc are all reasons for the switch.
> > > We have had continual struggles with the electronic
submissions.
> It
> > > seems the majority of the problems was our clearinghouse
PerSe.
> > From my
> > > conversations with Girish, all the clearing houses continue
to
> > struggle
> > > with the HIPPA regulations and the innumerable edits
needed for
> > all the
> > > insurers. For the last 6 months we have dropped all of our
> claims
> > to
> > > paper and submitting them the old fashion way. Too our
surprise,
> > we have
> > > been getting quick turn around without the struggles of the
> > electronic
> > > submissions.
> > > My question is this, after we convert to the new software,
> should
> > we
> > > continue to submit by paper until all our other issues are
> worked
> > out or
> > > should we go ahead and implement the ebilling from the
> beginning.
> > Keep
> > > in mind, being a new practice, our reserves are still
minimal,
> so
> > if we
> > > go for ebilling and have any significant delays, we could
> deplete
> > our
> > > capital quicker than desired.
> > > Any thoughts would be appreciated
> > > Finally, any Pacific Northwester Family Practices using
eCW?
> Both
> > myself
> > > and my practice manager would love to actually see it in
action.
> > > Scott Jonason
> > > Lacamas Medical Group, PC
> > > Camas, WA 98607


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