Author: Korlapu Pallavi
To provide pharmacists a basic understanding of healthcare billing and current opportunities for generating revenue for their patient care services.
BASIC KNOWLEDGE ON BILLING:
Although pharmacists have yet to universally establish themselves as health care providers able to bill payers in federal and state programs, they have the opportunity to work as auxiliary personnel under an eligible provider who may bill for a pharmacist’s services. This, pharmacists, are capable of generating revenue. The process remains complex and requires a clear understanding of the rules and regulations.
Despite the acknowledged significance of waste in health systems due to poor practitioners knowledge of billing practices, there has been very little research to date on education interventions to improve health system efficiency at a practitioner level.
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