With the new year upon us, the long-term care industry is looking ahead to more changes and clarifications. Billing Alert for Long-Term Care reached out to advisors and consultants in the industry to take broad look at what billing departments need to prepare for in the coming year and the overall state of the industry. Let's take a look at what they said to look out for in 2013.
A new report released in November by the OIG reveals startling statistics regarding reimbursement claims submitted to CMS by SNFs in 2009, adding to the already pervasive concern about SNFs improperly billing for therapy in order to obtain additional Medicare reimbursement.
CMS announced in August that it would release comparative billing reports (CBR) to SNFs, and by September, 5,000 facilities received reports that provided comparative data with other providers in the same field.