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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HIT roadmap highlights five priorities for LTCs

Dec 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

On June 18, the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care ­(LTPAC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Collabo­rative released the 2012-2014 Roadmap for HIT in LTPAC at the ­LTPAC HIT Summit. The roadmap, the fourth published since the collaborative first formed in 2005, provides a glimpse at what long-term care (LTC) facilities need to do in order to fall in line with ­progressive technological improvements.

An effective Medicare meeting

Dec 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

What is the purpose of the Medicare meeting? This meeting allows the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to review each resident and discuss his or her individual needs related to the skilled services being provided. It also allows for the opportunity to improve resident outcomes through a coordinated system of care ­delivery. ­Before we begin reviewing what should be covered during the Medicare meeting, let us discuss who should attend the meeting and how often the meeting should be held.

BALTC Q&A

Dec 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

Editor's note: This month's "Q&A" was modified from the HCPro book ICD-10 Essentials for Long Term Care, ­written by Karen L. Fabrizio, RHIA, CPRA. For more ­information or to order, call customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-10188. To submit a question for upcoming ­issues, email Associate Editor Melissa D'Amico at mdamico@hcpro.com.

ICD-10 postponed until 2014, giving facilities another year to prepare?

Nov 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

In April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed an extension of the ICD-10 deadline for one year, from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014. On August 24, HHS issued the final ruling, confirming the one-year extension, which was instituted to allow more time for healthcare facilities?particularly smaller facilities?to adopt the new coding system.?

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