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Live In Person Seminars

Understanding SNF Consolidated Billing


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Understanding SNF Consolidated Billing
November 5, 2019
Columbus, Ohio

Skilled Nursing

4 CEs for NHA, CPA, Nurses

One of the greatest financial challenges to the SNF is the bundling of services in the Medicare Part A rate. Bill Ulrich, President/CEO of Consolidated Billing Services, Inc., will review the bundling provisions related to what services are excluded from the bundled rate and under what circumstances the exclusion exists including a detailed review of items bundled and how
to manage those high cost Medicare residents. Mr. Ulrich focuses on a team approach to manage Medicare consolidated billing as it touches every element of care from admission to discharge. In today?s economy every dollar counts. A thorough understanding of SNF Consolidated Billing leads to a more streamlined billing process, more accurate resident statements and cleaner accounts receivable. According to CMS it is the responsibility of the SNF to make arrangements for all services its patients may require. A critical part of this arrangement is the determination of the amount charged by the supplier and paid by the SNF.

Learning Objectives
*Reduce time and expense related to SNF consolidated billing
*Design accounting procedures necessary to reduce stress and maximize net income.
*Manage the ancillary expense within budget.
*Design a 12 step strategy to minimize the cost of Part A bundled services to the SNF.
*Evaluate the process with ancillary providers including the provision necessary in signed contracts.
*Identify what is included in the SNF Part A bundle rate and under what circumstances an item is excluded from the SNF bundle.

*History of SNF Consolidated Billing
*Summary of SNF CB Issues
*Who is impacted?
*Under Arrangement Agreements
*What is a Medicare Covered Service?
*When is a Patient NOT a Patient for SNF Consolidated Billing?
*What services are excluded from the SNF Bundle?
*SNF's Responsibilities
*10 Steps to Managing Consolidated Billing
*Pitfalls, Pratfalls and real life examples
*OIG Report and Recommendations
*CMS SNF CB Sample forms
*CWF Edits and Updates


8:00 am Check In & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Program Begins
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break & Snack
12:45 pm Adjourn


Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240

Nearby Hotel Accommodations:

Hampton Inn & Suites
8411 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240

Bill Ulrich has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a financial and Medicare consultant. Before opening his own consulting company in 1998 he worked with two large national chains. As vice president of a national nursing home chain, he directed the efforts of 43 experts who provided daily, comprehensive consulting services to 300 long term care facilities nationwide. Bill is a nationally recognized expert and frequent speaker on Medicare billing issues. Bill currently represents the American Health Care Association (AHCA) on the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC). He was also selected by AHCA to help lead PDPM Academy extensive training programs in multiple states. He has given hundreds of daylong PPS updates and in-house presentations regarding PPS regulations and requirements, has developed corporate compliance programs, and has conducted Medicare billing training seminars nationwide.

Continuing Education Credit::

This program has been approved for four hours of continuing education credit for Ohio nursing home administrators, CPA, and nursing home administrators.
Registration Fees

Members: $85, prior to October 22
$105 October 22 and after

Non Members: $195, prior to October 22
$245 October 22 and after