The Negotiated Discount portion of the bill, is just part of the way we display payments and adjustments. We have three types of transactions: Insurance payments, Patient payments, and Discounts/Adjustments. When we receive the data in the files, we mark each transaction as one of these types.
In some cases, we try to match our calculated balance with the balance sent in the files and Simplee creates a transaction that will map to one of these types, usually Discounts. This can be when we do not receive all of the transactions that we need or when we are instructed to drop a bill from the patient's account.
Patient payments are any payments made by the patient, regardless of if they were made in Simplee or not. We will receive a record of all of their transactions and can populate this amount.
Insurance payments are the payments made by the insurance company on behalf of the patient.