Please take a moment to read the following articles.
|Updated Guidelines for Collecting Copay and Deductible Amounts |
|BCBSM has previously published recommendations
regarding the collection of copayments and deductibles from their members. Due to an increase in the
number of members who have coverage with high deductibles, they've updated the guidelines for the collection
of applicable cost-sharing amounts as follows:|
-Collecting cost-sharing amounts, such as copayments and
deductibles, at the time of service, registration or admission does not violate
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's participation agreements as long as the amount collected is not
more than the member's liability.
-For elective or routine services, health care providers
may insist on payment of known member liabilities at the time of service,
registration or admission.
-If it is later determined that there was an overpayment,
providers must promptly refund the overpayment to the member.
-Providers are not permitted to mandate that members
provide credit card information in order to secure any future balances. However, members
may voluntarily choose to do so.
Our participation agreements prohibit waiving
member cost-sharing. This includes offering discounts on member cost-sharing for prompt payment or
other reasons that reduce member liability. The only permitted exceptions, as stated in our participation
agreements, are for hardship cases that are documented in the
member's records or when reasonable
collection efforts have failed.
The Record, July 2010
|Auto Insurance Reminder|
Specific information is required before an auto insurance claim can be filed. Please verify the claim is active, obtain a claim number, date of injury and adjuster name. It is also important to know if the auto insurance carrier is primary or coordinated with the patient's health insurance. Please let us know if you have any questions. |
Healthpac Scheduler Hints
|There are a few settings that are essential to Healthpac scheduler functioning properly. Please refer to the following if you are experiencing any problems:|
Compatibility View must be turned OFF
-In Internet Explorer 8 select the Tools drop-down menu
-You should see a broken image next to the option 'compatibility view'
If you feel like scheduler is running slowly check the following:
-Is your internet connection slow or problematic? If so, this can cause scheduler to run slowly as well. Can you load webpages that you have never been to before?
-Try rebooting the workstation just in case there is a problem causing it to run slowly. Even if the computer in general does not seem slow, Internet Explorer may be "clogged."
-Toolbars like Google Toolbar and Yahoo Toolbar really slow down scheduler.To uninstall a toolbar click the down arrow next to the toolbar's wrench icon. Select Uninstall from the drop-down menu. Click Uninstall.