Private Billing: No Claim
Private billing without a claim means that the patient is billed directly and they will be responsible for any rebate should they wish to claim one.
To bill a patient with no attached claim, an invoice needs to be generated. Navigate to the Accounts section of the Patient Record, and then click Invoices.
Select the Provider, Referral (if necessary), Payee (Bill to), and the Billing Schedule. If you are billing using a custom schedule you have made, make sure to select it in the schedule window. For private billing, Bill to should be Patient, Head of Family or Other.
For more information about how to create a custom schedule, either MBS derived or fully custom, please click here.
Enter an item code from the schedule into Item# (wait for the drop down menu to appear then select the item you wish to bill, using Tab to continue will void the item entry and it will be needed to be re-entered).
Add multiple items by clicking Add Item. Once you have finished, click Quick Pay to use a single payment method, or More Pay for multiple payment methods and/or payees.
If selecting Quick Pay, deselect the Tick-Box next to Online Patient Claiming, select the payment method and the payment amount, then select Pay Now.
If selecting More Pay, the Payment window will appear. First, deselect the Tick-Box for Online Patient Claiming, then add the Type of payment method and the Amount paid under each. To add multiple payment methods, click the +.
Select the Tick-Box next to the invoice being paid against (the current one), enter in the total amount paid in Pay Now then click Payment to process.
The new invoice will appear in Print Preview (if pop-ups are enabled for MediRecords), and is now available in the patient's Invoices tab.
You've now completed another MediRecords Tutorial. You should now be able to create a Private Patient Invoice without an attached Medicare Claim.
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