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Problems associated with the Medicare reimbursement system for hospitals hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, second session, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1982. by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Medicare.,
  • Hospitals -- United States -- Cost of operation.,
  • Hospitals -- United States -- Rates.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF26.5 .A3 1982e
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 189 p. :
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3142544M
LC Control Number82603323

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Failure to capture patient information leads to claims reimbursement delays. The medical billing process usually starts at the initial point of contact between a patient and a healthcare organization. During this interaction, front-end staff must collect patient information that will lay the foundation for billing and collecting. things to know about Medicare reimbursement. While larger hospitals probably won't have problems enacting physician documentation . Hospital-Acquired Conditions Section (c) of Deficit Reduction Act of requires the Secretary to identify conditions that are: (a) high cost or high volume or both, (b) result in the assignment of a case to a DRG that has a higher payment when present as a secondary diagnosis, and (c) could reasonably have been prevented through the. When Medicare was established in , Congress adopted the private health insurance sector’s “retrospective cost-based reimbursement” system to pay for hospital services. Under this system, Medicare made interim payments to hospitals throughout the hospital’s fiscal year. At.

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