There are alot of billing software that can help you start your business. The only one that I have experience with is Medisoft. I purchased a version of Medisoft a few years ago for only $199. This was all I needed to bill claims for a small doctor from home. This was enough to support my billing needs and I didn't have to spend alot of money either. Prices have gone up since then but it is for a reasonable price. If you are interested in another software, please do extensive research before purchasing.
When a claim is outstanding and there is no response from the insurance company, we need to call the insurance company to check the status of the payment or denial. When doing follow up, the insurance company will ask for your name, number, tax id, provider names, pt name, policy #, date of service, date of birth, charge amount and sometimes providers address.
Example we’ll use
Tax id 52-1234567
Provider Dr. John Jones
Provider Address Po Box 1234, anywhere city, state, zip
Policy number 256RL6523
Pt name, Jill Jackson
Charged amount $300
ABC Insurance Co: ABC Insurance Co Lisa speaking can I get your provider #
ABC Insurance Co: Who am I speaking with?
ABC Insurance Co: Is there a call back number for you.
You: 410-555-1212(this is your office number)
ABC Insurance Co: What is the name of your provider?
You: Dr John Jones
ABC Insurance Co: Patients name and DOB
You: Jill Jackson 11-1-55
ABC Insurance Co: And the Patients policy number?
ABC Insurance Co: DOS and charged amount
You: 1-12-06 $300
ABC Insurance Co: Thanks, how can I help you?
You: I need to know the status of payment
ABC Insurance Co: Ok I’ll check the status for you.
The insurance company will either tell you when the claim was paid or tell you if it was denied.
Finding a medical billing job from home is like finding a needle in a haystack. Is it possible? Yes, but 95% are scams. Most billers who work from home started out in an office and under certain circumstances their employer allowed them to work from home. Other ways you can work from home is to go into the business for yourself.