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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Billing/LedgerSMB gap analysis

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Billing/LedgerSMB gap analysis
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:24:59 -0700

On 2011-06-15, at 7:57 PM, Chris Travers wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Jim Busser <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 2011-06-15, at 3:02 PM, Chris Travers wrote:
>>>> Exactly, that is what I meant. In many parts of the world
>>>> just writing a simple bill will go a long way.
>>> As far as simple billing. we are there.
>> Does this mean a clear path to a GNUmed plugin which could:
>> - support the creation of one (or multiple) billing items per patient
>> - allow LSMB to "pull" these billables together with any needed demographic 
>> information
> It means that LSMB is capable of storing the information usefully.
> How it comes in is another question to resolve.

Divisible in two?

        GNUmed plugin (dependency on schema, objects, guiā€¦)

        LSMB "fetch" daemon?

>> If yes, can I suggest that it would be useful to be able to include (with 
>> the billing information) the patient's
>>        ID type
>>        Value
>>        Issuer
>> because the above could often provide insurer (payer) information to go over 
>> to LSMB?
> I don't want to deal with insurer info without having real third party
> billing.  That's a mess waiting to happen.

Understood. However once we are past the "basic billing" above I do think that 
real 3rd party billing can follow. I can at that point provide a use case 
which, even though it is limited, may still inform some of the concepts further.

-- Jim

-- Jim

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