The Munich Leukemia Laboratory is a leading international provider of leukemia diagnostics. They used our [i/med] billing for more than 100,000 examined cases per year.
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Kern, founder and CEO MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory, reveals why in this video:
Medical billing is anything but trivial with different billing types via different catalogues and not infrequently in dependencies on various factors. With over 100,000 cases per year, MLL also presents us with a considerable quantitative challenge:
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Kern: The MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory is a specialized laboratory dedicated to the diagnosis of hematologic neoplasms to the full extent methodologically required. We attach great importance to being scientifically up to date, to applying diagnostics according to the latest findings and to using technologies that meet the most modern standards.
How do you settle up?
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Kern: We have a highly individualized laboratory information system, which exists only once in the world in this form. It was developed individually for us and is constantly being refined. It digitally covers all of our ongoing examination processes, from incoming samples to outgoing findings. The services are also stored here so that they are available for billing purposes. We then have to merge these with a billing software that meets the corresponding specifications, especially those of the EBM.
Why external accounting software?
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Kern: The billing system used must be certified by the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians for health insurance billing. This certification must also be recertified on a regular basis. There are constant updates, and these have to be implemented. That's why we decided to use external software that is able to work with our laboratory information system (LIS) on a daily basis and without complications via interfaces.
KBV certification is a decisive criterion for most of our customers. What else did you attach importance to in the decision-making process?
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Kern: Yes. For example, billing channels. The invoice recipients or the billing recipients are quite different: Starting with the KV (health insurance) in our case the KV of Bavaria, which receives our quarterly invoice every quarter according to the corresponding EBM specification. Then hospitals, which receive invoices according to GOÄ for the patients treated by them as inpatients. Or outpatients treated in hospitals in accordance with § 16b. All the way to private patients who receive the invoice from us themselves and then forward it to their private health insurance company. And for all these different billing channels, we need individually tailored processes to be able to issue the invoice quickly and correctly in routine.
And that's why you chose our [i/med] billing for medical billing?
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Kern: With [i/med] Billing from DORNER Health IT Solutions, this works very well! - The software was set up three years ago. According to our specifications. Since then, new requirements have been jointly developed, e.g. when billing methods have to be adapted. The cooperation with DORNER works very well and efficiently.