Welcome to The Billers' Association For Long-Term Care

The Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care is a membership community created specifically for long-term care billing professionals. This national association provides members with a resource of continuously updated tools, billing-specific education, and reimbursement and regulatory guidance. Become a member today and join your long-term care billing colleagues as you navigate the evolving world of post-acute care billing.

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SNFs Seek Relief from Three-Day Hospital Stay Requirement

November 3, 2017
Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

Skilled nursing facilities and their partners are pushing hard to reform a half-century-old law that requires a hospital-inpatient stay spanning three midnights to qualify patients for Medicare coverage at nursing homes.

Led by the American Health Care Association, which represents 13,500 long-term and post-acute care facilities, a coalition of nearly three dozen national organizations is seeking to change the law,, contending the three-day stay requirement is outdated and denies Medicare beneficiaries access to medically necessary services.


Reduce your audit risk: How to analyze the UB-04

November 17, 2017
Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

The UB-04 is a claim form suitable for billing multiple third-party payers. All payers will not require the use of the same data elements, so check with each payer to identify its individual requirements. In general, SNFs are required to submit the UB-04 electronically to all payers, in the 837-I format. This form can be submitted through electronic billing software programs in batch billing or through direct data entry (DDE) through the MAC. A provider filing a UB-04 should retain the copy designated “Institution Copy” and submit the remaining copies to its MAC, managed care plan, or other insurer. If a provider omits any required data, the MAC will return the claim for correction (which is called return to provider or RTP).

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