In the world of healthcare, accurate documentation of patient information is crucial for several reasons. One of the most important reasons is to ensure proper billing and reimbursement for medical services provided. Incorrect or incomplete information can result in denial of payment or delays in processing claims.
One of the most critical pieces of information that needs to be accurately documented is the patient’s legal name. This name must match the name on the patient’s insurance card and any other legal documents. Any discrepancies between the patient’s legal name and the name on their insurance card or medical records can result in claims being denied, delaying payments, and negatively impacting the patient’s credit score.