Oct 24, 2019
The Bottom Line

Join Reg Hislop on Thursday, October 31 at 12pm EST as he discusses how to maximize revenue and minimize risk under PDPM. Register here.

More about AMBR quarterly calls
Each quarter, AMBR Director Tami Swartz will host a presentation with industry experts to discuss a variety of relevant and timely topics, including industry trends, updates, and best practices. Our members will receive guidance from, share opinions with, and have their questions answered by Medicare billing and reimbursement experts! AMBR members are welcome to present during these webcasts. Contact Tami Swartz at tswartz@hcpro.com if you are interested in being one of our volunteer speakers!
Oct 24, 2019
Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), SNF’s bottom lines are more at risk than ever before.

In these early days of PDPM, SNFs may find it difficult to project revenue and profitability for their Medicare Part A covered patients because so many factors, (e.g., patient acuity, clinical documentation, accurate ICD-10 coding) impact payment, says Kim Cusson, CCS, CPC, a consultant with Crowe Healthcare Risk Consulting, LLC.

Oct 24, 2019
The Bottom Line

Tuesday, November 5 from 1 to 2:30 pm ET

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

Medicare Part A providers: Learn how to use the new Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system. Use MCReF to submit cost reports with fiscal years ending on or after December 31, 2017. You have the option to electronically transmit your cost report through MCReF or mail or hand deliver it to your Medicare Administrative Contractor. You must use MCReF if you choose electronic submission of your cost report. Note: This content was presented in prior webcasts on May 1 and October 15, 2018 and March 28, 2019.

Oct 18, 2019
The Bottom Line

Find your copy of our exclusive AMBR Journal here. This quarter's issue contains in-depth features on:

MDS coordinators to take on quality
The onset of the PDPM marks another evolution for the MDS and MDS coordinators.

Experts uncover little-known risks and opportunities in PDPM
AMBR asked five long-term care experts to share key PDPM opportunities and risks that SNF providers may not have considered leading up to the transition.

Limit financial risk by enlisting billers to forecast profitability prior to admission
Determining and tracking the profitability of each potential new patient will be key to protecting the SNF’s bottom line in PDPM.

Consolidated billing made simple: Manage relationships
Proactively manage relationships with outside patients and external service providers to avoid costly consolidated billing mistakes


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