Apex EDI is dedicated to simplifying claims management. Laying a good foundation with some basics steps to a good claim can help reduce stress and lead to a better result, so we’ve gathered 5 helpful keys to successfully filing a claim.
1. Determine Your Priorities
The first step to successfully managing a claim is setting a goal for what you want to accomplish through the process. Does a larger settlement outweigh a faster one? Are you more interested in the claim being processed smoothly or are you looking to generate cash flow? Your goal for the claim will help you and your team make decisions throughout the process.
2. Have a Team of Professionals Ahead of Time
Your insurer has a team of experts who know how to reduce their responsibility to you as much as possible. Because of this, it’s important that you, too, have a team of experts that can help you evaluate the responsibility of the insurer to your benefit and combat the team that the insurance company has put together. Having these people available and organized before you need them is ideal.
3. Have a Plan
It’s important to have a well-laid plan of how you’re going to deal with claims ahead of time to ensure that all steps are taken care of and all requirements are met throughout the claims process. Talk to claims management professionals to help you develop your plan, and engage with them when you need to argue a claim.
4. Prioritize Your Claims
Claims take time and attention to process correctly. Prioritize your claims by investing your time and money on the front end so that you don’t end up paying for it over the long term. Having dedicated employment for such matters, or hiring a third party to help deal with it for you, will be your best bet in ensuring that you get what is owed.
5. Manage All Your Information
Incorrect or incomplete information can cause a claim to get dragged on for much longer than it needs to be. Ensuring that you have all the correct information up front and double checking for errors can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
When filing medical claims, it’s important not to waste time on mismanagement of claims. Let the professionals at Apex EDI clearinghouse help you get better results faster, and with less expense to you. Our feature-rich claim filing programs will help you get the most out of your billing team and your filing software, all at a competitive price. Learn more about what we have to offer by contacting us or visiting our website.