Long-Term Care

With MSP claims, it pays to be proactive

Billing Alert for Long-Term Care, May 1, 2010

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In recent years, the billing challenges associated with Medicare secondary payer (MSP) claims have remained largely the same. It’s not that facilities possess a minimal understanding of the function of MSP claims, or even how they work as a payer source. The struggles continue to be tied to the same reoccurring issue: the absence of a proactive approach.

Given the complexities of insurance coverage, it’s critical that SNFs take all of the appropriate steps – and even a few extras, if necessary – upon each resident admission. If a resident’s insurance information is not collected and documented correctly, a facility faces denied claims and the potential of forfeited reimbursement.

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