In Billing
Oct 31st, 2016
Home health agencies can look forward to a 0.7 percent reduction in Medicare payments in the 2017 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS). This amounts to a $130 million savings for the agency, but it’s hard to explain: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said the estimated decrease reflects the effects of ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Jim Denny, MBA Every practice knows that cash flow is a key indicator of financial health, but other key metrics should be evaluated to see the true state of a practice. By regularly looking at the number of days in accounts receivable (A/R), A/R greater than 120 days, collection rate, and denial rate, for ...
Nov 1st, 2011
Understand how Medicare payments are made by learning how to calculate them. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC You probably already know that Medicare payments are based on relative value units (RVUs) assigned to each CPT®/HCPCS Level II code. But the 2011 National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File contains no fewer than 10 columns listing ...