At Digitech, we don’t see problems—we see opportunities. When a client brings us a question or a problem, we turn it into a challenge. How can we develop a solution that will become a benefit to all who we serve? Can we increase efficiency? Can we write new software that eliminates a roadblock? Can we chart a path through the maze that will lead others out of the same trap?
Take the problem of increasing deductibles in healthcare insurance programs. With costs for health insurance pushing a greater portion of the burden onto the patient, it’s naturally gotten harder to collect ambulance billing claims. Some billing companies might shrug and say, “Well, we’re just going to have to live with a reduction in insurance collections and an increase in self pay claims.”
At Digitech, we got to work. We’ve rolled out new automation that enables our verification process to check the deductible information on commercial insurance coverage on a case-by-case basis. For those payers that provide this information, it will be captured in the claim record and will allow us to see whether that claim will hit the patient’s deductible. When a significant portion of the bill may get pushed to the patient, we can hold the claim for a period of time to allow for a greater chance for the deductible to be met. This process is in addition to our standard process of holding Medicare and some Medicare HMO claims for deductibles.
The goal here is the one that Digitech always pursues, while keeping a sharp focus on compliance: Maximized revenue for clients and minimum distress for patients.
Going forward, all Digitech clients can opt in to this program. We’re ready for you! Please reach out to your account manager at Digitech to opt in to deductible eligibility checks and we will get the ball rolling for your service.
You may also contact the Digitech team at firstname.lastname@example.org.