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1.6.4 Billing Functions

A number of functions to adjust OHIP billing and to actually form billing submission files

BILLING FUNCTIONS

 The OHIP billing cycle is described in 1.4.1 Billing

Billing Admin

 

UPLOAD SCHEDULE OF BENEFITS

 Use the supplied link to get to the site where you can download the OHIP Fee Schedule

12.1 OHIP SOB Upload

  1. Download the text file. Note: In most browsers, you will need right click on the "Text format" link and select "Save Line As" or whatever the equivalent is in your web browser.
  2. Brows to find file where you downloaded it.
  3. Take the opportunity to update the assistant and anaesthetic fees
  4. Check off "Show new codes" before clicking Import. If you don't check this off, new codes that have been added to the Schedule of Benefits will not be added
  5. Click "Update" checkbox to select All.
  6. Click "Import". and you will get a screen as below
    Upload SOB
  7. Ensure all codes are marked (the checkbox next to Update selects them all) and click "Update Billing Code Prices" at bottom.

MANAGE BILLING SERVICE CODE

This is to add or edit OHIP codes

  1. First enter the service code and Search
  2. If its in the database its characteristics will fill for editing as below
    • Service Code is the 5 digit code from the Schedule of Benefits
    • Description is the human readable short form for the billing rules for the Service Code
    • Style is the CSS style associated with the code (see the following topic for editing the style)
    • SLI code is the Service Location Indicator (usually Hospital codes)

12 Add Edit Service Code

MANAGE PRIVATE BILLING CODE

Private codes are dealt with similarly

  1. Search the code or pick from the drop down list
  2. If its in the database you will then be able to edit it

Edit Private Billing Code

MANAGE SERVICE CODE DISPLAY STYLES

Launches an editor to provide named styles to apply to billing codes. 

  • If you know what you are doing you can enter the CSS directly
  • Otherwise the selection boxes can provide most of the variety that you might desire

12 Billing Code Style Editor

MANAGE GST CONTROL

Enter the %GST applicable to your bills

GST REPORT

This gives a report of GST billed by date and provider

ADD BILLING LOCATION

OHIP requires that certain visits be coded as to location, especially Hospital visits.  The 4 digit code needs to be supplied

Billing Locations

ADD BILLING FORM

Common billing codes can be grouped on a form.  First Click on ‘Manage Billing Form’ in the BILLING section

Add Edit Delete Billing Form

Then select service code and select Add/Edit/Delete Form and click 'Manage'

Adding New Billing Form

  1. Indicate a three digit type id
  2. Type in a Title for the form
  3. Indicate the first second and third column headers
  4. Select the Default Billing type (Usually Bill OHIP) for the form
  5. Click 'Add Form'
  6. Then Manage Billing Form to add the billing codes to the form (see below)

MANAGE BILLING FORM

The Billing Codes on the form can be added or removed with 'Manage Billing Form'

  1. Click on ‘Manage Billing Form’ in the BILLING section
  2. Click on ‘Service Code’ radio button
  3. Click the ‘MANAGE’ button
  4. For Service Codes, select the correct billing screen from the drop down menu at the top of the screen and click ‘MANAGE’
  5. There are 2 columns for each service column in SERVICE CODES: the 1st column is the actual billing code and the second column relates to the order the code will view to the user. TIP: note that private billing codes such as DOLLARS, require a underscore prefix to be referenced as _DOLLARS as demonstrated in the illustration below.
  6. Replace, delete or add any new code you want to the boxes and give new codes a display view number for the order it will be displayed on the billing form
  7. When finished, click on UPDATE button on the lower left of the screen
  8. Click ‘Close this Window’

Manage Billing Form

SIMULATION OHIP FILE

Test if your bills are in order to reduce rejections by OHIP

OHIP Simulation/Test

GENERATE OHIP FILE

Yup this is what it is all about, generating the Billing file

BILLING CORRECTION

Sometimes we err.  For example invoice 46594 in the simulation above seems to be excessive, lets check it out...  hmm 6 C002's for that patient on one day!

Billing Correction

BATCH BILLING

  1. Select the doctor from the drop down list
  2. Select either all codes or the code that you wish to batch bill
  3. Click on the check box beside the patients you want billed this month
  4. Select the location code
  5. Select the billing date
  6. You then can click generate batch invoice for those parameters
  7. You can now change to another doctor and bill that doctors patients

NOTE: Monthly INR Billing offers similar functionality designed for INR but without a billing code selector

12 Batch Billing Admin

INR BATCH BILLING

  1. Select the doctor from the drop down list
  2. Click on the check box beside the patients you want billed this month
  3. Click on ‘Generate INR Batch Billing’ button to submit months billing
  4. You can now change to another doctor and submit the INR billing for each doctor

NOTE: Monthly INR Billing can also be done through the Master Demographic record

If you click on a patients name you can UPDATE INR BILLING and delete or edit the details

INR billing Update

UPLOAD MOH FILES

Pick the diskette or the downloaded EDT file to import reports

BILLING RECONCILIATION

These are reconciliations between what you billed and what OHIP paid

The processing of the RA billing reconciliation is to successfully select Error, Summary, Report, Settle and S35.

  • Error gives you the errors codes for rejected/erroneous claims
  • Summary gives a summary of all claims paid and not
  • Report is the report from OHIP that you downloaded
  • Settle marks Submitted Invoices as Settled.  Error messages from invoices that were not paid are copied into the invoices.
  • S35 helps to settle duplicate claims (e.g., error 35).

Reconciliation

INVOICE REPORTS

This is a powerful reporting tool that allows you to search and tabulate your invoices, OHIP and otherwise.

For example if you wanted to check for NON OHIP bills at 293 Meridian location for Dr Hutten-Czapski this last month with a diagnosis of 650 for a clinic visit you would get the following

Invoice Status

 END YEAR STATEMENT

Patient statements can be generated for any interval, including year end, with this utility

11x Patient Statement
  1. Insert the patients name
  2. Insert the date range
  3. Click on Create Statement for the report
  4. You can 'Print PDF'

Here Patient 31595 did pay his invoice 57443 of Feb 2nd but has yet to pay his invoice 59164 of March 22nd

MANAGE CLINIC NBR CODES

When RMA is enabled, the Clinic NBR is used as the visit type instead of the default options.  Adjust the codes here

12 Manage NBR codes

 

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