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Safdari R, Ghazi Saeedi M, Sheykhotayefe M, Jebraeily M, Seyed Farajolah S S, Maserat E et al . The Study of Insurance Deductions from Point of Insurance Professionals in Educational Hospitals of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. payavard. 2017; 11 (1) :10-19
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6172-en.html

1- Professor, Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Health Information Management Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistance Professor, Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistance Professor, Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran , sheykhotayefehm1@tums.ac.ir
4- Assistance Professor, Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
5- Ph.D. Candidate of Health Information Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6- Assistance Professor, Medical Informatics Department, School of Paramedical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
7- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran
Abstract:   (810 Views)

Background and Aim: The most important issues that always absorb accuracy and effort of hospital, is the mastery and control over the financial status for the hospital resources management. In all countries, the medical centers are considered as a vital community resource and must be managed in line with the interests of society. Hence, these studies aimed to investigate the causes of insurance deductions and were made to assist hospital administrators in reducing the deductions against them. 
Materials and Methods: This descriptive research is retrospective study in year 2012. The study population consisted of 100 insurance experts deployed in insurance centers (including Health care’s, Social security, Armed forces, Help Committee) from which 25 experts were randomly selected from each Insurance Center. Researcher madden questionnaire was used to collect data. For validating of questionnaire justifiability, questionnaire was provided to insurance expert, professors and ambiguities were resolved. Test-retest procedure was used to ensure the Stability of the questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed and classified using Excel software.
Results: These findings indicate that between all parts of surgery wards deductions are the highest (%45/55), and between surgery wards, orthopedics surgery had the highest amount of deductions (%40/75).
Conclusion: Healthcare provider should be more careful and minimize documentation errors in reporting and documentation. Also the hospital administrators for reducing deductions against patient records must provide educational course for correct documentation.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Information Technology
Received: 2017/05/3 | Accepted: 2017/05/3 | Published: 2017/05/3

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