Preregistration – The medical billing process begins at the point of contact from the prospective patient. Preregistration is the first step in the Medical billing process and the revenue cycle. It is the time to gather demographic and insurance information. This information is vital to the successful adjudication of your medical claims and vital to the financial success of your practice. This step in the billing process has several front end processes. Failure to address these front end processes can and will cost your practice time and money.
Demographics – Demographic information is the patient’s personal information. It includes the patient name, address, phone number, and work phone number, date of birth, gender and social security number. This information will be important when communicating with the insurance company for claims follow up and future contact with the patient. Demographic information is personal and needs to be protected in order to comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) rules and regulations.address phone number, health insurance portability, health insurance portability and accountability act, prospective patient, social security number