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Five Patient Demographics That Need to be Included in PCRs

Having good patient demographics in patient care reports is the core to being able to bill claims accurately and efficiently. Watch the video to learn about the 5 most important patient demographics you need to provide in PCRs.

Note: In 2018, Medicare will no longer use social security numbers on Medicare cards and will be issuing brand new identifier numbers. Be prepared to switch out from using the old numbers to the new ones in your systems.


The more information you can get upfront, the quicker the claims can be billed out, and the faster the revenue from these claims can be collected.

Accurate and complete mailing addresses (including apartment numbers) are important not just for verifying insurance eligibility but also ensuring that patient statements are not returned as undeliverable.

Be aware that a nursing facility may not necessarily be the patient’s permanent mailing address. The most accurate way to find out is to talk to the patient.