Tag: Medicare

What Do the Letters After a Medicare Number Mean?

Sometimes you are trying to verify benefits / payer source on a referral and you’re working with a Medicare number that ends in a letter.  Here’s a quick cheat sheet on the meaning associated with that letter: Code Meaning A Primary claimant (wa...

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The Medicare Part A 30-day, 60-Day Secret

This is a problem that comes up in nursing homes at times.  You have a nursing home resident that goes home in the middle of their 100-day Medicare benefit period.  They get home, have a decline, and need to come back to you.  If they need skilled services ...

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You Can’t Have Mental Health Services – You’re on Medicare!

Something interesting I’m finding in many facilities, and let me tell you, I’m a little upset over it.  Apparently, there are nursing home administrators out there that are telling their facilities that no resident can have mental health services ...

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Census Bedlock and What to Do About It

I had a friend call me today with an interesting dilema.  She knows an administrator who is in bedlock.  What this means is the administrator has a building that is dually certified – Medicare & Medicaid – and has so many long term Medicaid ...

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Reimbursable Bad Debt – How 90% of Nursing Homes are Losing Thousands in Revenue Each Month

Many Nursing Home Administrators and Business Office Managers do not fully understand the concept of Medicare Reimbursable Bad Debt or realize the potential dollars they may be forfeiting.  I am going to try to break it down so that you can stop losing money...

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