When IEP providers, such as special education teachers, are tracking for medical billing, they want their notes to be consistent and accurate. Setting that standard right away makes sure the district gets reimbursed on time, so they won’t be losing money based on an inefficient system.
New students who will be utilizing IEP services need to have their eligibility approved. Additionally, all the processes should follow the necessary laws and regulations of the state. Some important ones to note are the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which outlines how state and public agencies provide special education and related services to youth with disabilities; the FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), which outlines policies on all educational agencies that receive funding under their programs; and the HIPAA (Health Information and Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), which outlines how health care providers disclose information about students to school health care providers for treatment.
When working with special education students, staff needs to be accurately documenting and recording information. When using the right software, tracking can be a breeze. SimpleNote, our proprietary system for IEP services, is provided at no cost to our clients and is specialized in streamlining administrative tasks such as eligibility check and information tracking.
SimpleNote has a user-friendly design that makes it easy for all providers and teachers to track information for IEP billing, notes on patients, and communicate between other relevant people in the school. SimpleNote is 100% HIPAA and FERPA compliant and meets all state and federal guidelines thanks to its ability to customize to each state’s requirements, so there will be no issues integrating it to your school district. If you are interested in learning more about SimpleNote and how it can improve your district’s medical billing, contact Outsource Receivables Inc. for a demo.