Learning Plan: 1.1
Billing-How it encompasses HIPAA, Documents and Medical Record
In this assignment you are to use
the readings from Chapters 1-3 in the Guide to Medical Billing and prepare a
typed, one(minimum) page paper discussing the following points as if you are
providing an overview for a potential employer:
perceived job responsibilities as a medical biller in at least two (2) of
your preferred healthcare settings.
perceived responsibilities in protecting the patients’ privacy under the
Privacy section of the HIPAA guidelines, while still being diligent in
seeking and getting proper payment for services rendered– Include any
correspondence guidelines and exceptions to the HIPAA privacy guidelines
in order to continue to conduct business as usual.
details on how you would deal with information being released on a patient
without his or her authorization and if you would notify that patient? Would you document it in the patient
record? Would you notify the physician?
Would a signature card for release of information be helpful to
know who to release information to?
a scenario when you were provided a disclaimer and asked to agree to it in
a healthcare setting and describe how you would explain it to a patient
where they will be receptive.
perceived description of instances of fraud within a healthcare
environment and who it affects. Can
false claims be curbed through having the patients provide a new insurance
signature card every 3-4 months instead of just one time?
your perception of what a medical record is and what documents you should
find in that record. Are those
documents in any type of order or just thrown together-describe the order.
Does a child’s record include different documents? How would an unorganized record affect
the billing process? Discuss the
importance of the following forms: Patient Information, Authorization to
Release Information and the Assignment of Benefit form. What other forms are important to the
flow of a medical office?
are paper medical records typically filed and stored when not in use? Would you recommend a different
method? What is your perception of
using an electronic medical records (EMR) system instead of a paper record
system? List pros and cons of each system.
about how easily a lawsuit can be filed towards ANYONE-how can the
documentation in the chart protect you from being sued. What recommendations would you have in
documenting in order to protect yourself, your employer and other team
The paper will include the following
- Double spaced
- 12 point font
- 1 inch margins
- Separate title page
Submit this assignment to your
instructor via the dropbox “LP1.1 Assignment: Medical Billing Paper.” This
assignment is worth 40 points.
Learning Plan: 1.1
Billing-How it encompasses HIPAA, Documents and Medical Records