Welcome to The Billers' Association For Long-Term Care

The Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care (BALTC) is a membership community created specifically for professionals involved in the long-term care revenue cycle. This national association provides members with a resource of continuously updated tools, reimbursement and regulatory guidance, and education to help prevent revenue loss and documentation and billing errors so providers can withstand audits at any point in time. With its involved expert advisory board members and active talk group, this engaged group of professionals is a great place for sharing and receiving best practices, tips, and tools with your peers.

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CMS seeks public comment on new proposed Medicare application process

July 18, 2018
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CMS announced plans to streamline the Medicare application process for providers by making changes to the Medicare enrollment application to make applying for eligibility a smoother process. According to Modern Healthcare, changes will include removing duplicate fields, adding new specialty codes for physicians and non-physician practitioners and questions with “Yes/No” check boxes. The order of questions will also be rearranged to allow the form to have a more logical order.

Did you miss our live webinar, PBJ Updates, July 2018?

July 18, 2018
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Listen to our on-demand version any time! Postacute regulatory specialist Stefanie Corbett, DHA, covered PBJ changes that took effect June 1, 2018 and explained how PBJ data impacts facilities’ five-star rating on Nursing Home Compare beginning April 1, 2018. She also reviewed FTag 851 and the consequences for failing to report or inaccurately reporting PBJ, as well as tips for ensuring accurate reporting.

CMS Special Open Door Forum: The IMPACT Act and standardized patient assessment data elements

July 18, 2018
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CMS will be hosting a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) on July 25, 2018 from 2:00-3:00pm, ET. This conference call presentation will provide an update on the recent SPADE activities including:

  • Progress on national field test data collection

  • Early feedback from providers participating in the beta data collection

  • Upcoming stakeholder engagement activities that will help stakeholders remain engaged and informed during the upcoming year.

Verify claim accuracy for ICD-10

July 13, 2018
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Claims errors are the number one reason for additional development requests (ADRs) and a major cause for claims being suspended under medical review. The diagnosis codes used should tell a story about why the patient is receiving services. In the SNF setting, the reason for admission to the SNF may not be the reason for admission to the hospital.



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