Doctor Bills


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coolmiata

This gotta be already forumed to dead, I just can't find it.

I am just starting to deal with a major medical issue and already see that I
have lousy insurance. Since my insurance will not be paying the majority or
the bills I need a way to track them.

Each visit to the Doctor gives me a seperate statement for the Hospital and
a seperate invoice for every doctor the looked in on me.

So a visit may show up as:
Hospital Statement: $1000.
Dr z $200
Dr x $165
Dr c $125

The Hospital Bill get paid to a Corporation and the Doctors all get paid by
sending a check to the "Doctor Associates"

I may alway see Dr z but I might never see the other doctors again. I will
be seeing many many doctor over the next few years.

The bills will be paid by my insurance company. I will pay co-pay, I will
also pay unapproved procedures and there will be billing adjustments.

I'vee got a lot to track and I am allready finding bills going to collection
before they have been properly dealt with by insurance. If I've got my ducks
in a row I hope to be able to speak to the Hospital reps, the doc's reps and
of course the bill collectors reps.

My question, can I track this with Quicken 2005 Deluxe?
Remember, 1 Hospital Bill - Multiple payees
Multiple Doctor Bills Multiple payees and my part is paying with one check
across multiple bills.

Do I need Premier Home and Business2006 to get the detailed A/P
functionality?

Thanks
 
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C

Centrekid

coolmiata said:
This gotta be already forumed to dead, I just can't find it.

I am just starting to deal with a major medical issue and already see that I
have lousy insurance. Since my insurance will not be paying the majority or
the bills I need a way to track them.

Each visit to the Doctor gives me a seperate statement for the Hospital and
a seperate invoice for every doctor the looked in on me.

So a visit may show up as:
Hospital Statement: $1000.
Dr z $200
Dr x $165
Dr c $125

The Hospital Bill get paid to a Corporation and the Doctors all get paid by
sending a check to the "Doctor Associates"

I may alway see Dr z but I might never see the other doctors again. I will
be seeing many many doctor over the next few years.

The bills will be paid by my insurance company. I will pay co-pay, I will
also pay unapproved procedures and there will be billing adjustments.

I'vee got a lot to track and I am allready finding bills going to collection
before they have been properly dealt with by insurance. If I've got my ducks
in a row I hope to be able to speak to the Hospital reps, the doc's reps and
of course the bill collectors reps.

My question, can I track this with Quicken 2005 Deluxe?
Remember, 1 Hospital Bill - Multiple payees
Multiple Doctor Bills Multiple payees and my part is paying with one check
across multiple bills.

Do I need Premier Home and Business2006 to get the detailed A/P
functionality?

Thanks
I use a Microsoft spreadsheet to keep a handle on this sort of thing.
My problems are compounded by being eligible for Medicare. It sometime
takes forever to get all the proper information. Doctors and hospitals
are notorious for getting billing, insurances, etc. completely screwed
up. I don't pay any bill until I am sure everything has been done
properly. I keep everything outstanding in a file folder, separated by
event. Be prepared to have a few nasty phone conversations with billing
clerks!
 
B

Bob L.

Centrekid said:
I use a Microsoft spreadsheet to keep a handle on this sort of thing.
My problems are compounded by being eligible for Medicare. It sometime
takes forever to get all the proper information. Doctors and hospitals
are notorious for getting billing, insurances, etc. completely screwed
up. I don't pay any bill until I am sure everything has been done
properly. I keep everything outstanding in a file folder, separated by
event. Be prepared to have a few nasty phone conversations with billing
clerks!
I also think an Excel spreadsheet would be the way to go. It will give
you the ability to automatically create subtotals by date of service ID's
(i.e a subtotal at each change in service ID) which is what I think you will
want to do. Could be as simple as just 4 columns for ID, date of service,
description and $ amount where charges are + and payments by you or
insurance company are - so subtotal will show net outstanding for that ID.
The ID field is just a number that you assign that uniquely defines a
related set of charges, e.g services billed by Dr. X on Date y. Then as
activity takes place, e.g. payment by you to a doctor is made just insert a
row with the ID corresponding to that Doctor/date of service, paid check #
xxx as the description, and $ amount as negative number.

Bob L.
 
M

Mike B

coolmiata said:
This gotta be already forumed to dead, I just can't find it.

I am just starting to deal with a major medical issue and already see
that I have lousy insurance. Since my insurance will not be paying
the majority or the bills I need a way to track them.

Each visit to the Doctor gives me a seperate statement for the
Hospital and a seperate invoice for every doctor the looked in on me.

So a visit may show up as:
Hospital Statement: $1000.
Dr z $200
Dr x $165
Dr c $125

The Hospital Bill get paid to a Corporation and the Doctors all get
paid by sending a check to the "Doctor Associates"

I may alway see Dr z but I might never see the other doctors again. I
will be seeing many many doctor over the next few years.

The bills will be paid by my insurance company. I will pay co-pay, I
will also pay unapproved procedures and there will be billing
adjustments.
I'vee got a lot to track and I am allready finding bills going to
collection before they have been properly dealt with by insurance. If
I've got my ducks in a row I hope to be able to speak to the Hospital
reps, the doc's reps and of course the bill collectors reps.

My question, can I track this with Quicken 2005 Deluxe?
Remember, 1 Hospital Bill - Multiple payees
Multiple Doctor Bills Multiple payees and my part is paying with one
check across multiple bills.

Do I need Premier Home and Business2006 to get the detailed A/P
functionality?

Thanks
Check out Quicken Medical Expense Manager.

Product info:
http://quicken.intuit.com/commerce/catalog/product.jhtml?lid=nav&prodId=prod0000000000007993301

User discussion forum:
http://www.quickenforums.com/category.jspa?categoryID=1003
 
A

Art Matz

Two ideas here.
1. You could do a split transaction for the total bill, each line of the
split could be the same category "medical:doctor" but put the name of the
doctor in the memo field and their respective amount of the bill.

2. This would be the same as #1 except creating a class for each doctor and
then splitting in that way. This way would allow for better subtotaling/
sorting but your number of classes would grow.

Art
 
C

coolmiata

Mike, Thanks, I hadn't noticed this before. I will be looking at it closely
tonight.
 
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John Pollard

coolmiata said:
This gotta be already forumed to dead, I just can't find it.

I am just starting to deal with a major medical issue and
already see
that I have lousy insurance. Since my insurance will not be
paying
the majority or the bills I need a way to track them.
Dick Weaver usually has some good things to say on subjects like
this. Since he has not spoken up yet, I suggest you search the
archives at Google: for starters, search for "medical" and
author "Dick Weaver".
 

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