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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ICD-10-CM/PCS myths and facts

Mar 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

As ICD-10 implementation looms, it is important for your staff to possess a comprehensive understanding of the new coding system and what it entails. Review CMS' ICD-10-CM/PCS myths and facts and visit www.cms.gov/ICD10 for more information.

BALTC Q&A

Mar 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

Editor's note: This month's "Q&A" was written by HCPro's Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown, BA, CPRA. To ­submit a question for an upcoming issue, e-mail Associate Editor ­Melissa D'Amico at mdamico@hcpro.com.

Three-day qualifying stays still a problem for SNFs

Mar 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

In mid-2010, Congress introduced the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2010. Yet, now in 2012, Congress still has not made a decision on the bill. If passed, it would alter the rules for what qualifies a beneficiary for Medicare Part A SNF coverage. Under current regulations, a Medicare beneficiary must have a three-day inpatient hospital stay to qualify for his or her Part A SNF benefits.

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