AMBR Journal, Issue 1, available for download

Apr 12, 2019
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The Bottom Line

Download the first issue of AMBR Journal! In this issue we discuss how to focus on new incentives under PDPM without scrapping therapy; how to get your compliance and ethics program into shape before November 1; ICD-10 training for your staff; a breakdown of consolidated billing, category I; and what billers can do to properly handle long-term care insurance policies.

Making the case for implementing a revenue cycle management model in your facility

Apr 05, 2019
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

by Deborah Collum, national director of revenue cycle management at Covenant Retirement Communities and AMBR Advisory Board member

Implementing a revenue cycle management (RCM) model in your facility will help you streamline your billing process to prepare for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) to be implemented October 1, 2019. If your billing office still follows an accounts receivable (AR) model that only focuses on outstanding accounts, you’re not alone—but it may be time for a change.

How should billers handle residents who have a long-term care policy?

Apr 01, 2019
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AMBR Journal

It’s not common for SNFs to admit residents with a long-term care insurance policy, so billers are often at a loss when one comes across their desks. Just like with any healthcare insurance plan, it’s important that billers know what these policies are, what they cover, and how to bill the insurance companies.

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