Worker’s compensation, commonly known as workers’ comp, is a type of insurance that covers the treatment of injuries occurring on the job. Employers typically purchase commercial workers’ comp policies directly, although some states administer these policies. Medical billers
remain aware of the workers’ comp policies for their state, including their limitations and differences from other types of medical insurance.
Workers’ comp claims are still processed manually, although most other health insurance claims are now processed automatically. The primary reason for this difference is that workers’ comp requires greater oversight to ensure the claimant has a work-related injury and receives injury-specific treatment. The billing procedure for workers’ comp consists of several phases, including filing the claim, patient treatment and processing the claim.