Initial claim accuracy crucial for SSA programs
- Filing untimely claims. // Medical Economics;3/5/2010, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p49
The article provides an answer to a question on the filing of untimely Medicare or Medicaid claims in the U.S.
- MAKING THEM PAY. Hatch, Cory // U.S. News & World Report;10/10/2005, Vol. 139 Issue 13, p54
Notes that dissatisfied patients can tap several resources for advice in disputing a rejected medical claim. Experience of Joseph Lee, who resolved a dispute with his health insurer through Healthcare Advocates; Suggestion that consumers may have more leverage with their health plan than they...
- Speed payments by monitoring and correcting slow claims filing. Isenberg, Steven F. // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;May2002, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p318
Presents a chart of a computerized payment-tracking program that shows long delays between the time medical services were rendered and the time their respective claims were filed. Recommended claims-filing procedure; Views on filing claims electronically.
- Veterans' Disability Benefits: Long-Standing Claims Processing Challenges Persist: GAO-07-512T. Bertoni, Daniel // GAO Reports;3/7/2007, p1
The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee asked GAO to discuss its recent work related to the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) disability claims and appeals processing. GAO has reported and testified on this subject on numerous occasions. GAO's work has addressed VA's efforts to improve the...
- NOMS Approved for Therapy Cap Exceptions. // ASHA Leader;01/23/2007, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p3
The article discusses how speech-language pathologists have been recommended to use the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's National Outcome Measurment System (NOMS) to document a patient's functional improvement and justify services eligible for the Medicare therapy cap exceptions...
- False claim included. Taylor, Mark // Modern Healthcare;1/12/2004, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p18
Reports on the settlement paid by Lexington Medical Center of West Columbia, South Carolina for submitting claims for services of providers excluded from Medicare and Medicaid. Statement issued by Lexington president and CEO Michael Biediger; Authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
- CMS Eliminates Statement-of-Intent Procedures for Medicare Claims. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jun2004, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p9
Reports that the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that written statement-of-intent (SOI) procedures will no longer be required for Medicare claims. Extension of timeframe for filing claims; Provision of beneficiaries extra time to file Part B claims;...
- is your claim editor really working? Handlon, Lauree; Cleverley, William // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Sep2006, Vol. 60 Issue 9, p80
The article discusses the work of the claim editors of the hospitals in the U.S. Claim editors will analyze and ensure the technical and coding accuracy of patient bills before they are submitted for payment. They are the one who can detect potential problems that cause claim rejection or...
- Part B Questions & Answers. // Eli's Rehab Report;Feb2012, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p15
The article provides an answer to a question of billing negative pressure wound therapy under the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code of "97605" and the reimbursement of the procedure.