Posting Payments for Medical Services

July 27, 2015

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When a medical practice receives payments for services, either from insurance plans or from patients themselves, a billing employee posts them to the appropriate patient account ledgers— once a fairly straightforward procedure. However, in the current managed care and Medicare environments, posting payments is not the simple task it used to be. Payments still should be posted at the time they are received, either on the computer or on the individual patient ledger cards (if the practice still uses a pegboard system), but medical office staff should be trained to review each transaction carefully before entering the payment into the ledger.


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