SO...I have been instructed/advised that I need to start reporting to commercial insurance companies the dollar amount of deductibles met by patients. Being told "how else do the insurance companies know that a patient has met their deductible" I have never heard of this. It is my understanding that an insurance company goes by the accumulated dollar amount from/based on charges. It is also my understanding that an insurance company can have a deductible met on their end, however the patient may or may not have actually paid the provider. I am being told that I need to send in proof of payment with the claim since the CMS -1500 and our software system don't have this option/capability .I have tried to research this and can't find any documents to support this information either way. Any links or documentation will be very help full!