Hello! I am in the works of starting my own billing business in Arkansas. How do I request an insurance agency’s claim software – they keep asking me for my provider number or my practice name? Obviously I’m not a doctor and therefore have neither of these things. Is there a way around this?
Thank you so much
I haven’t attempted to use the medical claim software provided by any of the insurance carriers before. If you don’t have a provider yet, they may not let you download software or sign up for a login ID to use their portal. It’s similar with a clearinghouse – you need specific provider info to sign up.
If you need basic software just to get started you might try Office Ally. They are nothing fancy but they do provide a good basic free program called Practice Mate – and a free clearinghouse service.
It provides the basics like patient data base, electronic claims, statements, etc. I’ve read good things about them – especially the clearinghouse – on one of the medical billing forum’s.
Hope this helps – Thanks!