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August 21, 2014
The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patients as outpatients when their care is indistinguishable from that of formally admitted inpatients – continues to garner considerable public and Congressional attention. It remains an unresolved problem that has serious financial consequences for Medicare patients and their families reports the Center for Medicare Advocacy.Continue reading...
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SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
September 17, 2014
Knowing whether a service invoice for a Part A resident needs to be paid under consolidated billing is often a difficult task. In this 90-minute webcast, expert Janet Potter, CPA, MAS, discusses the five major categories of skilled nursing facility consolidated billing and the inclusions and exclusions that apply to each. Through each of these details, Potter outlines what steps to take when a vendor invoice is received and how to investigate whether it should be paid.