MOD 150 UNIT 2 THEORY

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WHEN INSURANCE CARRIERS DO NOT PAY CLAIMS IN A TIMELY MANNER WHAT EFFECT DOES THIS HAVE ON THE MEDICAL PRACTICE?WHAT DOES THE INSURANCE BILLING SPECIALIST NEED TO MONITOR TO BE ABLE TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE COLLECTION PROCESS

DECREASED ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF ACCOUNTS RECIEVABLE SHOULD BE

1.5 TO 2 TIMES THE CHARGE FOR 1 MONTH OF SERVICES

ACCOUNTS THAT ARE 90 DAYS OR OLDER SHOULD NOT EXCEED

15% TO 18% OF THE TOTAL ACCOUNTS RECIEVABLE

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO INFORM A NEW PATIENT OF OFFICE FEES AND PAYMENTS POLICIES

(ALL OF THE ABOVE)

THE PATIENT IS LIKELY TO BE THE MOST COOPERATIVE IN FURISHING DETAILS NECESSARY FOR A COMPLETE REGISTRATION PROCESS

BEFORE ANY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED

WHEN INSURANCE CARRIERS DO NOT PAY CLAIMS IN A TIMELY MANNER WHAT EFFECT DOES THIS HAVE ON THE MEDICAL PRACTICE

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

PROFESSIONAL COURTESY MEANS

MAKING NO CHARGE TO ANYONE PATIENT OR INSURANCE COMPANY FOR MEDICAL CARE

WHEN COLLECTING FEE'S YOUR GOAL SHOULD ALWAYS BE TO

COLLECT THE FULL AMOUNT

THE MOST COMMON METHOD OF PAYMENT IN A MEDICAL OFFICE IS

PERSONAL CHECK

WHEN THE PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE RECIEVES NOTICE THAT A CHECK WAS NOT HONORED THE FIRST THING TO DO IS TO

CALL THE BANK OR THE PATIENT

MESSAGES INCLUDED ON STATEMENTS TO PROMOTE PAYMENT ARE CALLED

DUN MESSAGES

WHAT IS THE TYPE OF BILLING SYSTEM IN WHICH PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE IS USED

COMPUTER BILLING

EMPLOYMENT OF A BILLING SERVICE IS CALLED

OUTSOURCING

THE FIRST STATEMENT SHOULD BE

PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF SERVICE

THE FIRST TELEPHONE CALL TO THE PATIENT TO TRY TO COLLECT ON AN ACCOUNT SHOULD BE MADE

AFTER THERE IS NO RESPONSE FROM THE THIRD STATEMENT

WHAT IS A CARD CALLED THAT PERMITS BANK CUSTOMERS TO MAKE CASHLESS PURCHASES FROM FUNDS ON DEPOSIT WITHOUT INCURRING REVOLVING FINANCE CHARGES FOR CREDIT

DEBIT CARD

HOW MANY INSTALLMENTS(EXCLUDING A DOWN PAYMENT) MUST A PAYMENT PLAN HAVE TO REQUIRE FULL WRITTEN DISCLOSURE

FOUR OR MORE

PATIENT ACCOUNTS THAT ARE 90 DAYS OR OLDER SHOULD NOT EXCEED WHAT PERCENT OF THE TOTAL OFFICE ACCOUNTS RECIEVABLE

15% TO 18%

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE FEDERAL ACT THAT PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION IN ALL AREAS OF GRANTING CREDIT

TRUTH IN LENDING ACT

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ACT DESIGNED TO ADDRESS THE COLLECTION PRACTICES OF THIRD-PARTY DEBT COLLECTORS AND ATTORNEYS WHO REGULARLY COLLECT DEBTS FOR OTHERS

FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

ALL COLLECTIONS CALLS SHOULD BE PLACED

AFTER 8AM AND BEFORE 9PM

WHICH GROUP OF ACCOUNTS WOULD A COLLECTOR TARGET WHEN HE OR SHE BEGINS MAKING TELEPHONE CALLS

60 TO 90 DAYS ACCOUNTS

IN MAKING COLLECTION TELEPHONE CALLS TO A GROUP OF ACCOUNTS HOW SHOULD THE ACCOUNTS BE ORGANIZED TO DETERMINE WHERE TO BEGIN

ORGANIZE THE ACCOUNTS ACCORDING TO AMOUNTS OWED AND START WITH THE LARGEST AMOUNT

A PLAN IN WHICH EMPLOYESS CAN CHOOSE THEIR OWN WORKING HOURS FROM WITH A BROAD RANGE OF HOURS APPROVED BY MANAGEMENT IS CALLED

FLEX TIME

WHEN WRITING A COLLECTION LETTER

USE A FRIENDLY TONE AND ASK WHY PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN MADE

IF AN INSURANCE COMPANY SEEMS TO BE IGNORING ALL EFFORTS TO TRACE A CLAIM SEND A COPY OF THE

HISTORY OF THE ACCOUNT

NETBACK IS A TERM USED TO DESCRIBE

A COLLECTION AGENCY'S PERFORMANCE

THE PART OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS LAYPEOPLE TO SETTLE A LEGAL MATTER WITHOUT USE OF AN ATTORNEY IS THE

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

IN A BANKRUPTCY CASE MOST MEDICAL BILLS ARE CONSIDERED

UNSECURED DEBT

WHICH TYPE OF BANKRUTCY IS CONSIDERED WAGE EARNER'S BANKRUPTCY

CHAPTER 13

WHEN URODYNAMICS ARE PERFORMED AND THE PHYSICIAN ONLY INTERPRETS THE RESULTS, THE CORRECT MODIFIER WOULD BE

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TO REPORT THE CYSTOURETHROSCOPIC REMOVAL OF A SELF-RETAINING INDWELLING URETERAL STENT, THE CORRECT CODES WOULD BE 52310 OR 52315. WHAT MODIFIER WOULD BE APPLIED

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AN INSTILLIATION PROCEDURE OF THE BLADDER IS PERFORMED FOR TREATMENT OF

BLADDER CANCER

THE TYPE OF TREATMENT USED TO TREAT PROSTATE CANCER BY PLACING THE RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS DIRECTLY INTO THE PROSTATE

BRACHYTHERAPY

WHEN LITHOTRIPSY IS PERFORMED, THE PATIENT MAY BE SORROUNDED BY

STONES

WHAT DO THE LETTERS IN UPP STAND FOR

URETHRAL PRESSURE PROFILE

WITHIN THE MALE GENITAL SYSTEM, THE GREATEST NUMBERS OF CODES FALL UNDER WHAT CATEGORY

PENIS

THE TERM THE DESCRIBES THE STUDY OF THE MOTION AND FLOW OF URINE IS

URODYNAMICS

ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES WITHIN THE URINARY SUBSECTION, KIDNEY SUBHEADING, ARE OFTEN DIVIDED BASED ON THIS UNIQUE FACTOR

URGENCY OF PROCEDURE

URETHRAL DILATATION CODES ARE OFTEN DIVIDED BASED ON THIS FACTOR

(NONE OF THE ABOVE)

THE UNPAID BALANCE DUE FROM PATIENTS FOR SERVICES THAT HAVE BEEN RENDERED IS CALLED

ACCOUNTS RECIEVABLE

THE PATIENT INFORMATION SHEET IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE

PATIENT REGISTRATION INSURANCE FORM

THE STATEMENT THIS BILL IS NOW 30 DAYS PAST DUE PLEASE REMIT PAYMENT IS CALLED A

DUN MESSAGE

A FORMAL REGULATION OR LAW SETTING TIME LIMITS ON LEGAL ACTION IS KNOWN AS

STATUE OF LIMATIONS

WHEN DEALING WITH MANAGED CARE CONTRACTS DO NOT SIGN CONTRACTS THAT USES THE ___CLAUSE BECAUSE THIS IS A WAY FOR ONE PARTY TO SHIFT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO ANOTHER PARTY

HOLD HARMLESS

A RADICAL RETROPUBIC PROSTATECTOMY WITH NERVE SPARING

55840

THE PATIENT HAD A 3.8 CM TESTICULAR LACERATION REPAIR FROM A BASEBALL INJURY

54670

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