eClaims enables you to offer value-added services to your patients by submitting claims on their behalf. With Universal Office’s seamless integration to TELUS Health eClaims you can submit claims electronically without having to enter client information twice. Users can make and track insurance claims for all participating insurers right from your clinic management software. In case you missed it, check out 8 Reasons to Use Universal Office for TELUS Health eClaims Submissions
5 Ways Using eClaims Benefits Your Clinic:
1. It’s Free, Really
eClaims is a free direct billing service.
TELUS Health offers free registration, free to use, and no fees anywhere. Seriously! With Universal Office eClaims’ integration, you never pay any additional fees to submit claims from your practice management system, unlike our competitors that charge extra for access to their eClaims modules.
TELUS Health’s 19 participating insurers subscribe to the service in order to stay competitive and to reduce their volume of paper claims and the high costs associated with processing paperwork.
Universal Office eClaims also reduces your clinic management costs and the high costs associated with the manual claim processing by your admin staff. To learn how, check out Make More Money with Better Billing Practices.
It’s a win-win-win-win for everyone.
2. Put More Money in Your Pocket
Do you accept payment by credit card from your clients? Do you pay a fee for each dollar you process through a credit card?
When you offer a client eClaims, you only have to charge them for the portion of their treatment that isn’t covered by their insurer, which can also reduce the fees your practice pays to the credit card companies and point of sales service costs.
The numbers add up quickly over the course of a year. You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in credit card fees. Who doesn’t want to cut expenses and increase profits?
3. Your Clients Will Love It
When you offer eClaims, your clients will no longer have to submit treatment claims to their group benefits insurance company themselves. You can do it for them in just as little as three clicks before they ever leave your office – it operates in real time, so if there are any amounts not covered by the insurance provider, you know straight away.
You will also be able to reduce their out-of-pocket costs since they will only have to pay for the amount not covered by their plan, a significant benefit for many Canadians who live on tight budgets. This helps clients adhere to their treatment plans better and has a positive effect on both their healthcare goals and satisfaction of care.
Happy patients come back more often. A case study performed with a clinic in Montreal found that clients make 9% more follow-up appointments when benefiting from eClaims – an obvious advantage for your business.
4. Free Marketing
When you register for eClaims, your practice is automatically added to the eClaims search tool, which potential clients use to find healthcare professionals near them who offer eClaims.
Last year, over 40,000 searches were performed in the eClaims search tool to find a service provider, whether through a TELUS Health marketing campaign or from the tool’s availability on insurer websites.
5. Go Green – Save Money, Save the Environment
Reduce your paper consumption with eClaims – it’s one of the ways you can do your part for the environment.
Did we mention it also saves you money? Reduce the tangible cost of purchasing paper, ink, printers, files, space and storage fees and more, and the intangible cost of administrative filing hours.
If you haven’t already registered for TELUS Health eClaims or Universal Office eClaims, what are you waiting for? To register with TELUS Health click here and for your free 60-day trial of Universal Office click here. If you are already a Universal Office subscriber and would like to learn more about eClaims integration or to schedule an appointment for free setup, contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if those reasons weren’t enough – did we mention:
New Insurers Have Joined eClaims
We recently let you know that new Insurers were coming soon to TELUS Health eClaims – and guess what? They’re here.
As of August 25, 2019, the following insurers are now available in eClaims for direct claim submission:
- LiUNA Local 506
- LiUNA Local 183
- Canadian Construction Workers Union
- Union benefits
Let us know how using eClaims has benefited your practice and your user experience with Universal Office eClaims in the comments below.
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