theroy johnson

the medical assistant may help with all of the following tasks related to thw physicians fees for services rendered except
determine the amounts charged for procedures
which factor is not usually considered by physicians when determining how much to charge for a procedure
ability of patient to pay
when working under a managed care plan physicians agree to
accept fees that are predetermined by plan
why might a physician recieve only 185.00 for a procedure for which he billed the insurance company 225.00
all of the above
his fee profile has increased scince being set by the company
the insurances fee schedule allows only 185.00
the fee of 225.00 is above the maximum range charged by other physicians
if the physician believes that the insurance company will pay only 185.00of the 225.00 fee how should he bill for the service
biil the insurance company 225.00 and advise the patient that he or she will be charged for 70.00 after the insurance pays the claim
what information is gathered to determine an individual physicians fee profile
the physicians actual charges over a given time period
which of the following statements best describes the concept of professional courtesy
cherging reduced or no fee for services rendered to other medical professionals
it is not recommended that physicians charge for the following situations except
emergency walk ins
if a patient tells you that a close friend will pay his medical bills if he is unable to do so, you must
secure a written agreement from the friend
which factor determines weather pateints must sign a truth in lending disclosure as required by regulation Z
the physician includes a finance charge
which of the following information must not be given out when responding to a request for credit information on a patient
your opinion about the patients ability to pay
which is the best way to work with patients regarding financial matters
discuss billing options only if the patient asks about them
identify the statement about medical office credit policies that is not a recomeneded practice
develop very general ploicies so that each account can be considered individually
which of the following is not true about the use of independent billing services
it drastically reduces the cost of billing and monitoring accouunts
which of the following would be the least helpful for encourging patients to make prompt payments
sending collection letters to all pateints with a balnce due
when preparing the first statements sent to patients to bill for medical services the charges should be itemized
on all first statements sent out
the purpose of a chrage slip is to
provide an itemized billing statement on witch the physician notes charges
under which circumstances would a cycle billing system be most advantageous or the medical office
the physician wishes to stabilize cash flow
who should be billed for the treatment of an emancipated minor
the minor
the smallest precentage of people who do not pay there medical bills consist of people who
never intended to pay
legal and appropriate procedures that you can use when attempting to locate patients with outstanding balances who move and leave no forwarding adress include all of the following except
informing the patient's employers that money is owed to the physician
when a patient files for bankruptcy the appropriate procedure is to
file a creditors claim with the court and or wrute of the bill
all of the following statements descibe advantages of using small claims court to collect deinquint accounts except
it is necessary to hire a lawyer to represent the physician
which of the following is true about giving patient estimates for treatment
all of the above
it may help simplify collection by preventing misunderstandings
it may help avoid forgetting that a fee was quoted
it may help eliminate the possibility of later misquoting the fee
an orginization under contract to the government as well as some private plans to act as finiancial representitives is a
fiscal agent
the column in the pegboard system used to enter charges is the _____ column
which of the following examples would you enter in the credit column
payments recieved for medical services rendered
all of the following might be found in the adjustment column except
new charges
when using the telephone to collect accountsthe medical assistant should
try to gget a definate commintment on a date that the payment will be made
which of the following is not acceptable for collection calls
9:30 pm
which of the following types of billing sends statementsat given times of the month such as one quarter of the accounts recievable the first week and so on through the month
cycle billing
transferring or carrying froma book of original entry to a ledger is called
all of the following are considered special bookkeeping entrys except
payment for medical services is accomplished in which of the following ways
all of the above
internal insurance or other third party billing
payment at the time of service
outside billing and collection assistance
most medical offices accept which of the following forms of payment
all of the above
debit cards
credit cards
the balance due to a creditor on an account is known as
the slips that are attached to charts while patient is in the office used for billing are called _______ forms
an exchange or transfer of goods services or funds is called an
the ______fee is a range of the usual fees charged for the same service by physicians with similar training and experiance practicing in the same geographical area
_______slips may help simplify the collection process because there is no misunderstanding as to the agreed fee for the procedure
______ paper does not rquire ccarbon to make a copy
refunds after all payments are made on an account usually result in a patient balance of
the truth in lending act is enforced by the federal _____ commission
patients who are unable to afford medical bills are sometimes said to be medically
a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance is called
amounts paid on patient acounts are called
a complicatoin of preestablished fee allowances for given services or procedures is called a fee
funds paid out are called
the person who makes or gives a guarantee for a bill is called