Within the Discussion Board area, write 250-350 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
When dealing with a first-time patient, it is important to collect all of the pertinent information that will be needed for proper documentation.
For this Discussion Board, address the following:
- Identify pertinent information from a first-time patient, including demographic and insurance information.
- Discuss the consequences of not obtaining the correct information.
- How this will affect the patient’s care?
- How does this affect the submission of an insurance claim?