If your practice bills for both CMS 1500 and UB 04 claims, there may be some instances where you need to submit both claim formats on one encounter. Kareo has a unique feature called the "hybrid encounter" that enables you to easily enter information one time (avoiding double-entry) on an encounter that necessitates both claim formats. The "hybrid encounter" becomes applicable under the following conditions:
- Your practice bills both CMS-1500 and UB-04 claims. See section Encounter Options.
- The patient on the encounter has both primary and secondary insurance.
- The primary and secondary insurances each require a different claim format.
To complete information on the "hybrid encounter" see both sections New Encounter CMS 1500 and New Encounter UB 04.