The staff also tries to go the extra mile for patients when they run into problems getting insurance authorization
for medications and tests.
Fees: Initial insurance authorization
fee: 1,500 [pounds sterling].
For example, a level-four office visit may generate $80 in costs--also known as practice expenses--in the form of medical records management, obtaining insurance authorization
, billing patients, and office coordination.
For example, we found surgical practices in which nearly two full time equivalent positions per surgeon were needed to obtain insurance authorizations
. The insurance authorization
practice function is expected to be a significant expense only in practices with a large proportion of elective procedures and managed care payers.