Physician Billing & EHR/EMR

Physician billing is the procedure of billing claims to get paid for the services provided by the physician or other healthcare providers to their patients. 

The physician billing forms used for filing claims are CMS-1500 and 837-P. 

Physician billing 

Physician billing also helps maintain administrative tasks like greeting patients, 

Moreover, Physician billing involves complete medical billing, including medical coding. So, billers have to be trained for both billing and coding.  

Physician billing functions

Physician billing involves coding, filing claims, and receiving reimbursements. These tasks are time-taking and complex. They serve as a great distraction for the provider. That’s why a lot of practices outsource to a medical billing company, as they have the right skilled team to cater to their needs, save time and ensure maximum revenue.

EHR/EMR 

EHR stands for Electronic Health record. It is a digital record of a patient’s health data. It is to be shared with providers. Labs. etc. It includes updated and real-time information, while EMR stands for Electronic medical records and contains the patient’s medical and treatment information in practice. 

What is mentioned on EHR/EMR?

EHR includes a patient’s history, diagnosis, progress, medication, allergies, demographic data, insurance information, and other relevant data.

An EMR is a digital version of paper charts in the office. It contains the treatment and medical history of patients. The information on EMR can’t easily move out of the Provider’s office. It is primarily used for diagnosis and treatment.

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