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CMS Proposes Cuts to 340B Hospital Reimbursement

CMS has recently issued a proposed rule for the OPPS Payment System that included a proposal to significantly scale back reimbursement for Part B drugs to hospitals participating in the federal 340B Drug Discount Program.  CMS believes hospitals are being … Continue reading

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CMS Publishes Final FY 2016 Wage Index PUF

CMS published the final FY 2016 wage index Public Use File (PUF) on May 1, 2015. CMS indicated that hospitals will have approximately 1 month to verify their data and submit correction requests to both CMS and their MAC to … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Question

Question:   Bill Super (named changed) at Bill Super and Associates, CPA firm is the best and the brightest!  We hire him to prepare our cost reports!  How can we have any errors on our Medicare cost reports that you could … Continue reading

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Understanding Where We Fit In and How We Can Take Your Reimbursement Strategy To a New Level!

Welcome to this new entry into my Reimbursement Blog! As I go about my work of helping small and mid-size hospitals obtain all the Medicare reimbursement that they deserve for the services that they have delivered, I have found that … Continue reading

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Underutilized Exception – Waiver of RHC Productivity Standard

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Cost Report Workpapers – Get Them Up Front!

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Updated FFY ‘05 SSI Ratios Available

Welcome to this new entry into my Reimbursement Blog! We invite you to take a moment and subscribe to the blog through the link at the bottom of this page. This entry is important to any hospital receiving Disproportionate Share … Continue reading

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Occupational Mix Survey

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Wage Index Issues

Hello, my name is Kendall Quisenberry and I am the President of Reimbursement Counselors. Welcome to the second entry into my Reimbursement Blog! Periodically, I hope to provide you with key insights, tips, and little nuggets of information you can … Continue reading

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Welcome / Medicare Bad Debt Policy Change

Hello, my name is Kendall Quisenberry and I am the President of Reimbursement Counselors. Welcome to the first official entry into my Reimbursement Blog! Reimbursement Counselors is a consulting firm that offers a full line of services to our healthcare … Continue reading

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