Assigning a provider on a claim procedure is useful for income allocation purposes.
In Claim Procedures ( claimprocs ), at the left, is a Provider dropdown.
Some offices want to associate a procedure's insurance income to a general provider, yet retain the treating provider association on the procedure itself. The purpose of this would be to allocate the insurance income to the general provider instead. To do so, users need to be able to change the provider on a claim procedure (claimproc) without changing the provider on the procedure. To make this work, there are specific setup and workflow steps to follow. They are outlined below.
Warning: In most scenarios, the provider on the Claim Procedures ( claimprocs ) matches the provider on the associated procedure so that production and income match. In fact, when a procedure's provider is changed, by default the matching claim procedure's provider also changes. It is possible to have mismatched providers, but there are issues users need to be aware of and additional work involved.
Change the Provider: For this to work, each claim procedure must already be attached to a claim.
Audit Trail: Any time the provider is manually changed on a claim procedure attached to a claim, a log entry will be added to the Audit Trail for security permission ClaimProcClaimAttachedProvEdit that states the procedure code, a short description of the carrier, the old provider abbreviation, and the new provider abbreviation.
Claim procedure provider changes are being logged in the audit trail, but the provider is being reset after clicking OK on the Procedure Info window.
If the Claim Procedure window was accessed from Procedure Info, instead of the claim, when Changing treating provider updates Claim Proc provider is enabled in Preferences, the Claim Proc provider is updated to match the procedure (i.e., treating) provider when clicking OK to exit the Procedure Info window. To prevent this, disable the Changing treating provider updates Claim Proc provider preference.
Claim procedure provider changes are not being logged in the audit trail, and the provider is being reset after clicking OK.
Claim Proc Providers can only be changed on Claim Procs attached to claims or preauthorizations, not estimates. Provider changes made before the procedure is attached to a claim are reverted to match the treating provider on the procedure.