Employee background verification form, Benefits verification should occur before any service is provided. In fact, the practice should create and enforce a policy that ensures benefits are verified before the provision of services. Most creditors offer some form of two-step confirmation procedure. Several practice management methods also offer a mechanism for electronic verification. If electronic choice is available, the practice can contact the insurance company to verify benefits.
If the plaintiff reports that the individual is not eligible for benefits or that the benefits can’t be verified, the patient should be advised that full payment must be left at the time of service. The clinic may set a process where the claim is held for a limited time frame (usually less than one week) to allow the individual to provide updated information. By ensuring the confirmation process before providing the service, the clinic can set the expectation that the individual is liable for payment in advance.
Of course, benefits confirmation does not guarantee that the patient is eligible. It is possible that the individual has changed employers or gain levels and the plaintiff system is out of date. Nor does the verification ensure that the services are medically necessary or approved for payment.
Along with this eligibility test, the registration procedure should follow a policy which requires employees to request payment on balances alongside the necessary coinsurance for the day’s visit. It is ideal to remind patients (at the time their appointment is made) to bring the balance due with them, then ask for the equilibrium when they present at front desk.
In terms of any co-payment and/or coinsurance for the current visit, the clinic can seek out these funds before or after the doctor sees the patient. If the patient is on a percentage basis for the coinsurance (e.g., Medicare), then it is going to be more effective to request this payment following the doctor has signaled the services provided. This way, the front desk can quickly calculate the expected payment from the patient for the day´s services.