Centralization of Billing Information

Title: Centralization of Billing Information 
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Issued: 12/01/1997 Reviewed/Revision Date: 08/21/2000, 10/06/2009, 05/05/2011, 12/09/2014


All Keck School of Medicine Clinical Departments and the billing agents they contract with are required to utilize the GECB (formerly IDX) billing system.  Every faculty physician/provider in private practice is required to utilize the GECB system.

All USC School of Dentistry dental divisions must utilize the common School of Dentistry billing system with the exception of the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy divisions who may utilize the School of Dentistry common system or the Keck School of Medicine’s GECB/IDX system.

For purposes of this standard, billing activity which must be maintained in the common billing system is defined as but not limited to:

  • Patient Demographics
  • Charge Entry and Posting;
  • Claims Generation and Submission;
  • Patient/Guarantor Statement Generation;
  • Payment/Adjustment/Denial Posting;
  • Refund Posting;
  • Patient and payer notes.

Any exceptions to the above must be pre-approved by the Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance.

Questions regarding policies, procedures or interpretations should be directed to the USC Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance at (323) 442-8588 or USC Help & Reporting Line at (213) 740-2500 or (800) 348-7454.