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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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Should traditional Medicare cover chronic care?

May 10, 2018
The Bottom Line

Considering adding chronic care as a benefit under traditional Medicare coverage started with the idea of adding it under Medicare Advantage (MA) for the 2019 benefits package. MA program managers presented the idea earlier this week in Washington, according to ThinkAdvisor, and although it was well-received, feedback from witnesses included a suggestion that adding the benefit shouldn’t exclude beneficiaries who receive traditional Medicare.

A number of challenges still need to be worked out before chronic care can be added to either model, however, including figuring out how to build adjustments for enrollees’ socioeconomic status into plan quality ratings.

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