As a medical administrative assistant, you have been employed with a group of occupational medicine facilities for over 3 years. You have been asked to go to another occupational medicine facility to fill in for a few hours because they are short-staffed. When you arrive you are asked to perform various bookkeeping services such as single entry accounting, charges, payments, and adjustments that require posting on patient accounts. While there you are also responsible for collecting copayments. Shortly after starting you begin to find errors.
Review the text for types of bookkeeping errors as well as this article: Five Common Accounting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Investigate several ways bookkeeping/accounting errors can be located.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Expand on what types of errors can occur. Find at least five.
- Discuss what your first action should be when you find an error.
- Summarize how you would implement ways to reduce the errors.