Jody J Long
HCR/220 Claims Preparation I: Clean Bills of Health
January 30, 2011
Axia College University of Phoenix
Understanding the Patient Intake Process
Working on the concerns of patients once he or she has been entered the health care system; there is vital need for understanding of the patient intake process. When a patient enters a clinic or any other facility the information gathered is very important to collect for the first time. The preregistration and scheduling information, including the insurance information, patient medical history, assignment of benefits, and the acknowledgement of receipt of notices that privacy practices gathered the first time the patient enters the system. Once, patient who returns to the facility or clinic after he or she has not seen by physician for three years considered a new patient. The establish patients make sure that their patient records current each time he or she visits. The physician or provider considers a patient who been seen in the past three years as established (Valerius, Bayes, Newby, & Seggern, 2008). Once a patients flow system becomes unorganized the patient becomes unhappy, poor patient care given, and the employees can become irritated. With the improvements to the patients, flow there will be a difference with the employees along with the patients. If a facility or clinic is using a standard paper-based method, the current record keeping and collecting will become very difficult. This will be the cause of delays if physicians needed patient information. A physician will spend most of their time looking through files instead of treating and seeing the patients. Patients will normally complain about the check in process when they are at a clinic or facility seeking medical treatment. This mainly happens because the patient feels that he or she have to wait too long to see the doctor. Along with the wait, the patient has to fill...