TITLE

Medicare bad debts are you losing money?

AUTHOR(S)
Erde, Joanne B.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jun2008, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on bad debts related to Medicare and the position of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the issue. It informs about two court decisions which addressed the issue of claiming bad debt while it is at outside collection agency (OCA) and moratorium on bad debt. It states that CMS is directing intermediaries to prevent bad debts at OCA level. It mentions about the 120-day rule of Provider Reimbursement Manual and its relation to the court decisions. It discusses recall of bad debts as compared to moratorium and collection efforts.
ACCESSION #
34000835

 

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