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The number of patients requiring observation services will likely increase for many hospitals as
  We are now offering a 2-day SNF billing bootcamp!
Stakeholders take NOTICE of mounting ­observation status reform legislation
Congratulations, this is the day many of you have been working toward for months. Once the dust
MARCH 18, 2016
Do you have a Medicare patient who has been on observation status in your hospital for more than
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q: How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay that
Hospital Billing From A to Z  
For hospice billing, is there a higher reimbursement for social worker visits in a SNF se
  Consolidated Billing: Unique Billing Scenarios
AUGUST 14, 2015
Observation and Reporting. Please click on the PDF icon. Observation and Reporting
The Long-Term Care Billing Webcast is a 90-minute webcast where expert 
APRIL 25, 2014
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
Common SNF billing struggles Written by Lisa McIntire and Jul
Yes. It’s kind of complex the way billing is going to work. If the clinician conducts a SOC
Q: An observationpatient received an IV push on the first day (9/28) and an infusion the n
A bipartisan bill introduced to Congress April 20 would
A bill changing notification of outpatient observation status for hospital patients has be
AUGUST 14, 2015
Medicare Boot Camp®—Rural Health Clinic Version is a one-day intensive course on Medica
A bill that would establish around-the-clock registered nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Me
AUGUST 7, 2014
  Billing Q&A
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
  Billing for the flu vaccine
OCTOBER 5, 2018
CMS estimates the median length of days for request for anticipated payment (RAP) submission is 12 d
A Certification and recertification surveys typically take place over several days. During the en
Case managers across the country have some unique challenges these days. With new regulations and
Since its introduction in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting, consolidated billing (CB) h
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Q: Does a spell of wellness end with observation time in a hospital?
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Q: Has CMS released further guidance on billing lab tests under the OPPS for separate paymen
Q: What should you do about a tardy recertification assessment? It’s the fifth day of
Picture this: It’s the fifth day of the recertification episode, and the nurse realizes she
How should our agency handle patient changes in condition from a billing per
  The administrator's role in the billing process
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Fortify billing systems with strong communication
JANUARY 8, 2016
  QAPI: What is the billing department's role?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 22, 2016
  Avoiding Medicare fraudulent billing
JANUARY 27, 2017
  FAQs: Consolidated billing for SNFs
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  How solid is your billing system?
DECEMBER 1, 2017
  Consolidated billing: Navigating special cases
AUGUST 9, 2018
  Implications of consolidated billing under PDPM
OCTOBER 12, 2018
by Joan Usher It’s essential that agencies work to make their billing depa
Make sure your staff knows and implements your policy on continuous observation of suicidal pati
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Q:  How do you bill for a patient that is admitted after a 3 day hospital stay
The first Memorial Day observance was held May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. B
Medicare Boot Camp—Rural Health Clinic Version is a one-day intensive course on Medicare co
Medicare Boot Camp—Rural Health Clinic Version is a one-day intensive course on Medicare co
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's n
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Q: A patient is discharged from the skilled nursing facility (SNF) on day 24 and sent hom
DECEMBER 21, 2018
Q: We are having a lot of issues in moving laboratory testing to a 14X bill type w
Common consolidated billing issues facing SNFs Consolidated
Q: Is it appropriate to bill CPT® code 76942 (ultrasonic guidance for ne
In 10% of cases, patients placed on observation status pay more for their care than they would ha
 The Joint Commission announced an update of its “observer” definition in its a
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
  SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 14, 2014
  OIG report emphasizes need for improvement for billing for changes in therapy
AUGUST 14, 2015
  Consolidated billing: A new emphasis on provider collaboration
AUGUST 28, 2015
  Best Practices for Ongoing Consolidated Billing Compliance
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Navigating Special Billing Cases: Leaves of Absence
OCTOBER 30, 2015
  Overpayments tied to therapy billing attract more federal scrutiny of SNFs
DECEMBER 4, 2015
  Medicare billing: A common compliance risk area
APRIL 15, 2016
  New whitepape available: Physician Certification and Recertification: Permission to Bill
APRIL 29, 2016
  Top five SNF Part A billing issues
AUGUST 12, 2016
  What is the SNFs liability for practitioner billing errors?
OCTOBER 14, 2016
  Consolidated billing questions? We have your answers!
JANUARY 6, 2017
  Billing for pneumococcal pneumonia, influenza virus, and Hepatitis B vaccines
  Part B Therapy Billing: Functional reporting and G-codes webcast
OCTOBER 13, 2017
  New billing resources have been added!
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
  CMS publishes revised instructions for consolidated billing related to ambulance transportati
APRIL 20, 2018
  Six steps to ensuring a solid SNF billing system
APRIL 27, 2018
  Streamline consolidated billing claim submission with this tool
  Consolidated billing stage-specific strategies for compliance
  HCPCS codes used for SNF consolidated billing updated
  Understand the SNF UB-04 data elements for Part B billing
AUGUST 31, 2018
  [WEBINAR] Consolidated billing: How new payment reform affects SNFs
AUGUST 24, 2018
  [NEW WHITE PAPER] Tackling common billing challenges with case studies
AUGUST 17, 2018
  CMS releases updates to billing for flu vaccine
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  CMS seeks billing specialists to participate in provider compliance focus group
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  Are you billing Occurrence Code 22 correctly?
OCTOBER 12, 2018
  Special requirements for billing urology supplies & updated DMEPOS fee schedule
DECEMBER 21, 2018
  Case study: Consolidated billing, major category I
DECEMBER 7, 2018
Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
AUGUST 1, 2015
  The new criteria for inpatient admission and its relation to observation service
June 15 will be the ninth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (
The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patien
AUGUST 21, 2014
The OIG has taken aim at improper home health Medicare billing in its 2017 Work Plan, which is ba
Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon has signed a bill that creates a new class of medical license in that st
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
This is Day One of the Credentialing Resource Center’s Daily experience! Starting today, w
  When three days is not three days
AUGUST 19, 2016
  Streamline day-to-day tasks
APRIL 14, 2017
By Carol Davis Although observations showed a 90% hand hygiene complianc
MAY 20, 2021
Two bipartisan bills introduced in the U.S. Senate aim to reduce the physician shortage. The firs
JUNE 16, 2017
When working with stroke patients, you are responsible for several types of observations. First,
Hospital Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to hospital billing r
Physician Practice Billing From A to Z is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to billin
DECEMBER 15, 2015
  Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
  Safeguard revenue against partner billing flubs: The five-step invoice verification process
AUGUST 21, 2015
  Top problems SNFs encounter when billing for Part B outpatient therapy units
DECEMBER 4, 2015
  What you need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Bill introduced to add dental, hearing, and vision services under Medicare coverage
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
  What SNFs need to know about the five major categories of consolidated billing
  Have you heard? We have added a SNF Billing Boot Camp!
  Flu season is here: Make sure you are billing accurately for flu vaccinations
DECEMBER 1, 2017
  Have questions about consolidated billing? Check out our new white paper!
APRIL 13, 2018
  Have you registered for our billing boot camp yet? Members get 10% off!
APRIL 27, 2018
  CMS call to clarify qualified Medicare beneficiary (QMB) program billing requirements
ICD-10 is less than 15 days away. Can your staff code in ICD-10?  
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Q: I work in ambulance billing. I know that under Original Medicare, many non-emergen
MARCH 27, 2015
Have clinicians follow up the next day when patients have a change in pain medications or increas
Q: How are we supposed to use observation and assessment for patients on te
In observance of Thanksgiving, Residency Program Insider will not be published on Friday
NOVEMBER 20, 2019
In observance of Thanksgiving, Nurse Leader Insider will not be published on Thursday, November
NOVEMBER 19, 2019
In observance of the holidays, Residency Program Insider will not be published on Friday, Decembe
DECEMBER 16, 2019
In observance of the holidays, Nurse Leader Insider will not be published on Th
DECEMBER 16, 2019
In observance of Thanksgiving, Residency Program Insider will not be published on Friday, Novembe
NOVEMBER 19, 2020
In observance of the holidays, Residency Program Insider will not be published on Friday, Decembe
DECEMBER 17, 2020
NCCI guidelines for Part B Billing New coding requirements r
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE white paper featuring
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
A bill introduced in the state legislature wants to prevent University of Wisconsin (UW) OB-GYN r
JULY 21, 2017
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing pr
MARCH 18, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
OIG continues to eye Part A billing, hospitalizations of SNF residents in 2015
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
A majority of patients don’t understand the charges and information on their medical bills,
The Ohio House recently passed a bill aiming to authorize eligible physician assistants to write
HCPro is seeking feedback on your rural health clinic billing and compliance training needs. Plea
New Bill Would Expand Insurance for Home Care   A bill intro
A bill linking skilled nursing facilities' Medicare payments to hospital readmissions pass
MARCH 28, 2014
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 22, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 29, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
Home health care billing is a complicated task—to make sure you receive all the pay
CMS converting most MUEs to per-day edits On June 30, CMS released M
The ICD-10 implementation date is a mere 100 days away. Are you ready? Wi
Q: Did something change with the observation services Composite APC in 2016? The director of p
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?
AUGUST 1, 2014
A bill to ban abortions through the use of telemedicine in Iowa is now off of the table fo
Which state doesn’t observe daylight saving time? a. Arizona b. Idaho
The California state legislature is debating a bill calling for violence prevention plans
APRIL 22, 2014
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination
AUGUST 1, 2014
  A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature would require state off
JULY 25, 2014
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 15, 2016
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken things up for SNFs and affected nearly all day-to-day activities
AUGUST 7, 2020
The supervisory visits need to be no less frequently than every 14 days from the date of the first h
Q:  When a Part A resident exhaust their Part A days and needs continued thera
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Residency Program Insider won’t be publis
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Dear readers, In observance of Thanksgiving, Residency Program Insider wo
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Dear readers, In observance of Thanksgiving, Medical Staff Leader Insider
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
A bill to reauthorize funding for GME at children’s hospitals has reached the U.S. House of
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facility Medicare reimbu
The Arkansas House of Representatives last week rejected a bill that would allow telemedicine com
Consolidated billing can be a complicated task. Sign up to receive a FREE whit
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
A bill that allows CMS to expedite physicians’ applications for a meaningful use hardship e
DECEMBER 29, 2015
 Montana Senator Jon Tester recently introduced the Restoring Rural Residencies Act, a bill
JUNE 10, 2016
A bill that would reform mental healthcare in the United States, and potentially address a nation
JULY 7, 2016
Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the Independent Payment
HCPro is conducting research on training needs related to billing for bedside procedures. Please
HCPro is conducting research on training needs related to billing for bedside procedures. Please
CMS updates billing instructions for TMVR  On April 24, CMS rescin
  Both houses of Congress now have passed a bill that ties skilled nursing facilit
Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to improve coordination of care and serv
California Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a bill to make it easier for rural patients to u
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a compr
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
How would we bill the following scenario? On Monday, a nurse assesses the patient’s
Conducting pre-billing audits can be challenging, but when done correctly, it can save organizati
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Long-Term Living reports that a bill that aims to establish national occupational stand
JANUARY 8, 2016
To address the shortage of physicians in Missouri, a recently passed bill would ease the qualific
JUNE 9, 2017
A new House bill seeks to eliminate the use of behavioral assumptions when determining payment ra
MARCH 9, 2017
Lawmakers in a half-dozen states are considering bills that would expand the scope of practice fo
  SNFs Seek Relief from Three-Day Hospital Stay Requirement
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
The U.S. may be overspending on medical billing and insurance-related paperwork by as much as $37
A billing company's client became a co-conspirator in fraud and
A bill to streamline the physician reentry process, introduced last month by U.S. Rep. John Sarb
How do we bill for osteoporosis drugs? The home health consolidated bil
If the RN saw the client early in the day, another qualified discipline could see the client late
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
A bill that aims to create a federal commission focuses on prevention and treatment of complex di
Consolidated billing Q&A with Janet Potter Editor's note
JANUARY 1, 2015
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
Based upon a data analysis, CMS concluded that on average the first 30 days of an episode were mo
CMS updates billing instructions for TMVR On April 24, CMS rescinded and replaced Trans
Every year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves responsible for a surprise medical bill fro
APRIL 3, 2014
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
Provider-Based Entities: A Guide to Regulatory and Billing Compliance is a comprehensive
Q: I have a question about billing infusion/injections in the ED prior to a decision for sur
We are assessing and observing if we have an issue related to medical error. Tie it to the advers
A bipartisan bill intended to streamline administrative processes, cut costs, and boost patient o
  CMS' updated 60-day overpayment provision may cause practical implementation challenges
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
With the myriad of responsibilities a home health administrator must discharge each day, auditing
Q: If a patient uses part of a 100 day benefit for a G-Tube can we ever skill
AUGUST 1, 2014
Q: In regard to clients requiring 30-day reassessments for therapy, if a client has the init
Direct observations are an important component of competency-based medical education for resident
APRIL 1, 2020
June 10 was National Time Out Day. Started in 2004 by the Association of periOperative Registered
JUNE 16, 2015
June 8th was National Time Out Day. For the 12th year in a row, the Association of periOperative
JUNE 9, 2016
Next to graduation and new resident orientation, Match Day is the most important calendar day of
MARCH 10, 2017
A bipartisan bill introduced by two U.S. senators aims to increase home health access for low-inc
By the time James King, a former physician living in Billings, Montana, filed his taxes, his ide
A bill introduced in Congress last month aims to change how Medicare-funded GME training position
OCTOBER 7, 2016
With Senate Bill (SB) 1148 now in effect in Oklahoma, the state has become a testing ground for t
This week’s updates include the SNF Consolidated Billing update and a special edition M
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&
APRIL 11, 2014
A bill to support GME training in children’s hospitals is headed to President Obama&rsquo
APRIL 11, 2014
Last Thursday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill to permanently repeal Medicar
Coding and billing for pregnancy brings unique challenges, including global pregnancy packages an
OCTOBER 14, 2015
JUSTCODING
The House Education and Labor Committee recently voted out a bill that would direct the Occupatio
JUNE 19, 2019
A pair of lawmakers in Massachusetts co-sponsored a bill that would increase penalties for attack
JULY 24, 2019
Q: A resident exhausted 100 days benefit on 4/11/14. The resident stayed in an LTC se
AUGUST 29, 2014
If an RN and a PT are on a case and the RN does a recert in the five-day window, is there
In FY 2014, the OIG is setting out to review some aspects of billing and payments that were not i
By Steven Andrews Outpatient coding and billing errors lead to more than half of all au
It has been almost 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the Needlestick Safety and Preven
CMS is considering waiving the three-day hospital stay rule, required before a patient can be re
JANUARY 29, 2016
Congratulations, this is the day many of you have been working toward for months. How are you ce
MARCH 16, 2018
A single sentence added to a House of Representatives bill that went unremarked-upon during a bri
“The even darker side of the Match process happens a few days earlier, on a day know
APRIL 10, 2015
Q: If a stroke patient uses 100 Medicare days in a skilled nur
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Only the first 30-day episode will be considered an early episode. The second and all later 30-da
About 40% of coders code six to 10 charts in an average day, while about 30% of coders code abou
CMS needs to evaluate, clarify, and modify sections of the Notice of Observation Treatment and Im
Taking the mystery out of consolidated billing In the Balanc
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have presented a draft bill calling for post-acute ca
MARCH 21, 2014
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill this week authorizing $27 million to launch a new medica
JUNE 12, 2015
  By Steven Andrews   The bill from Congress calling
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
2015 annual update of HCPCS codes for SNF consolidated billing (CB) update
Instead of looking at 30-day readmissions, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (B
Q: The resident is on their Part A benefit and is scheduled for dialysis 3 day
Q:    If a resident used 100 days with the peg tube at another facil
OCTOBER 9, 2014
Q: I have a resident who was readmitted to the hospital on his 60th day of his spel
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Happy Match Day! Congratulations, this is the day many of you have been working toward for months
MARCH 15, 2019
This table, taken from the 2020 PPS proposed rule, includes the proposed, estimated 30-day, budge
  Legislators in Washington recently passed a bill that removed a restriction givi
MARCH 27, 2015
Outpatient coding and billing errors led to more than half of all automated denials by Recovery
Just after lunch on a Wednesday, four days into the new year, someone dec
AUGUST 31, 2017
A record number of hospitals were fined by Medicare for having too many 30-day readmissions, acco
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Adding one extra day to a hospital stay can help reduce mortality and readmission rates fo
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Yesterday was National Time Out Day. Started in 2004 by the Association of Perioperative Nurses (
JUNE 11, 2015
Memorial Day was originally known by what name? a. Decoration Day
Change allows hospices to bill directly for preventive vaccines CMS has issued
APRIL 2, 2014
JUSTCODING
As Connecticut closes in on passing a bill to allow advanced practice RNs (APRNs) to practice in
Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR;
An unlicensed physician has been convicted for his role in a scheme to bill Medicare for h
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
MAY 6, 2015
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