Did you know? The Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care hold quarterly webinars free of charge for members! Every quarter, listen as Stefanie Corbett, DHA, postacute regulatory specialist at HCPro breaks down regulatory changes, unpacks complex ideas, and explains how to increase accuracy for optimal reimbursement. Following each webinar’s presentation, there is a live Q&A so you can ask questions of our speaker.
he triple check process verifies claims for accuracy and compliance with Medicare regulations before billing. Since the Office of the Inspector General published a report that over a billion dollars of inappropriate payments were paid to skilled nursing facilities in 2009, many facilities have adopted the triple check process as a critical operational strategy to mitigate the risk of improper payments and triggering a Medicare audit.
In February 2017 a federal judge accepted Medicare’s plans to better educate the public about individuals’ eligibility for coverage of physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. These updated plans came as a result of the Jimmo Settlement, a solution to the lengthy class action originally filed in 2011 by six individual Medicare beneficiaries and seven national organizations against the Secretary of Health and Human Services.