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  • SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?

    SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?

    Presented on September 17, 2014, 1–2:30 p.m.
    Presented by Janet Potter, CPA, MAS
    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.

    At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
    ·         Determine if a service or procedure is included in or excluded from SNF consolidated billing
    ·         Determine the Medicare allowable payment amount and be confident negotiating with vendors
    ·         Improve communications between residents and family, facility staff, and outside vendors to avoid costly consolidated billing issues

  • Ask the expert: Billing

    Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about billing.

  • Joint Commission adds memory care accreditation

    The Joint Commission released new Memory Care requirements for the Nursing Care Accreditation program July 1, with those requirements applicable to all currently accredited nursing care centers, in order to address residents with cognitive impairment. New memory care accreditation for nursing homes encourages staff to use a flexible, problem-solving approach to care for those with dementia.

  • NQF supports quality measures to standardize post-acute assessments

    The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quality measures, such as skin integrity, across different types of post-acute care settings. Uniform assessments are seen as a necessary step to site-neutral payments.

  • SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?

    Presented on September 17, 2014, 1–2:30 p.m.
    Presented by Janet Potter, CPA, MAS
    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.

    Click here to register!

  • Ask the expert: Significant change evaluation

    Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about a significant change evaluation.

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  • SNF Quality and Compliance Seminar

    Join us in Chicago November 14 -15 for the only seminar that covers long-term care quality improvement while focusing on reducing financial risk. At this exciting seminar, HCPro's regulatory expert Diane Brown, BA, CPRA, will dive right into the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiative by providing hands-on guidance to launching a facility-specific QAPI program with a particular look at common clinical or survey concerns, plus the frequent billing, financial, and Medicare issues all SNFs face.

    After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the steps necessary to develop a QAPI program and how to incorporate it into the daily regimen
    • Analyze current Medicare risk factors such as those within the PEPPER reports and the OIG Work Plan
    • Conduct internal audits of current documentation, assessment, therapy utilization, and coding practices
    • Make meaningful steps to reduce rehospitalizations and atypical drug use
    • Recognize the signs of an adverse event and the steps to take to stop future adverse events
    • Use QAPI techniques to improve the RAI and discharge processes

    Click here for more information or call us at 800-650-6787.