AMBR Journal, Issue 1, available for download

Apr 12, 2019
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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.

Department of Labor proposes changes to overtime rules

Apr 12, 2019
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The Department of Labor has published three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the minimum salary requirement for an employee to qualify for overtime, which forms of payment can be included and excluded in the “time and one-half” calculation when determining workers’ overtime rates, and clarifications of and revisions to the responsibilities of employers and joint employers to employees in joint employer arrangements.

CMS adds new items to be covered under Medicare Advantage plans

Apr 12, 2019
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In a press release dated April 1, 2019, CMS announced finalized updates to items that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will cover for 2020, a change that the agency says will “[give] chronically ill patients with Medicare Advantage the possibility of accessing a broader range of supplemental benefits that are not necessarily health-related but have a reasonable expectation of improving or maintaining the health or overall function of the enrollees.”

New white paper available: Customer service for the business office

Apr 05, 2019
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One of the most important staff members in the facility is the person who informs the family that they owe money, making the business office the most important stop during the admissions process. Download this white paper to ensure your staff understand best practices for providing customer service to residents and family members, especially when discussing complicated financial matter by

AMBR journal is on its way, read our Board Member Spotlight

Apr 05, 2019
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In our first issue of AMBR journal, we introduce you to one of the association’s board members: Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS RACMT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, President/CEO of Celtic Consulting. AMBR’s Director of Content Brianna Shipley asked McCarthy to share how she got involved in long-term care billing, what being a successful career woman means to her, and what others who are interested in professional development should be doing to ensure they continue to grow in their field. Here’s what she had to say.

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