Get ready. Your patients have already started to receive their new Medicare ID cards, and unless you're prepared, you can count on this transition being a nightmare.
Effective April 2018, Medicare has removed social security numbers from their ID cards, and implemented an 11-character alpha numeric Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). This means that your entire system of communicating and getting paid by Medicare is about to change. Get it wrong, and you'll watch your reimbursement take a nosedive.
But, there is something you can do to help…
Medicare billing expert, Dawn R. Cloud, CPC, CMSCS, CHCI, CPOM, will walk you through how to avoid the most common errors related to Medicare’s new cards, and how to keep your reimbursement flowing.
Here are just a few of the step-by-step, practical tactics you’ll be able to apply after this expert-led, 60-minute online training:
- Uncover and avoid hidden electronic health record software pitfalls
- Don’t let your claims processing system give you the runaround and get your payments put on hold
- Educate your front desk team on how to handle patient questions and stop log jams
- Master how to read the new Medicare cards to avoid denied claims
- Pin down the clear identifiers of the new card to avoid getting scammed by fakes
- Become a wiz at Medicare’s MBI look-up tool to ensure your information is correct every time
- Determine what information you should keep on your patients to avoid an info breach
- Ensure all your relevant systems have been updated to continue to get paid for your Medicare claims
- Learn how to answer patient questions quickly - they’ll be satisfied and you’ll get paid
- Don’t allow your providers’ hospital claims to go unpaid
- Clarify how these changes affect your Railroad Medicare patients’ reimbursement
- Execute patient verification process to stop your Medicare payments from getting stuck
- And so much more…
IMPORTANT: In order to receive the maximum benefit from this 60-minute online training session, you must have basic Medicare knowledge.
Even though these new Medicare cards are transitioning in over the next year, there are instances when you’ll be required to use them right away, for example: patients newly eligible for Medicare this year after April will NEVER be given the old card with their SSN as the identifier. These patients will ONLY receive the new Medicare card format, so you’ll have no choice but to file their claims with their new MBI if you want to get paid.
Now is the time to implement the required changes to your reimbursement systems and processes to ensure you continue to get paid for your Medicare claims. Don’t wait, get access to this online training session today.
CEUs: This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CDEO, CPEDC, CPMS and CIRCC for continuing education units.
Meet Your Expert: Dawn R. Cloud, CPC, CMSCS, CHCI, CPOM
Dawn has 26 years’ experience in medical coding, management and compliance. She currently provides consulting services to physicians to maximize and manage their revenue through proper documentation, coding and billing. Dawn is a national speaker, traveling the country teaching coding compliance and consulting for medical specialty practices. Her specialties cover the gamut of internal medicine to multiple surgical specialties.
Dawn is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She is also a Certified Multi-Specialty Coding Specialist, a Certified Healthcare Coding Instructor, and a Certified Practice Office Manager through the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists (PAHCS). She is the Co-founder of the East Valley AZ Chapter of the AAPC, and has been published in PAHCS newsletters and Family Practice Coding Advisor. Dawn has been involved in State Legislative training to be a patient advocate and physician liaison in the Arizona Government process.
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