An MHM client held one of his twice-weekly outpatient clinics recently. Nine patients; so there should be NINE invoices.
Except there are only EIGHT?
Quick look at the list indicates one of the patients is designated as inclusive care; no invoice required. But hang on a second, an invoice was raised for a surgical episode recently for this very patient and sent to an insurance company for payment. Indeed its been passed for payment already.
How can the follow up be deemed inclusive care if the surgical episode was chargeable to an insurance company? Generally speaking, it can’t.
Simple explanation. The patient had been incorrectly designated as inclusive care for this clinic. Once the error is corrected, there are NINE invoices. Happy days. After all its only one episode
Make that mistake only once a week for a single month and you potentially loose over £500.
And that is why MHM checks the clinic list is right each time and every time.