HOSPICE PROVIDERS: Notice of Election Submission is inconvenient, but it doesn't have to be.

Just because you’re used to something doesn’t mean you have to like it.  Now that Notice of Election (NOE) has to be submitted within five calendar days of admission date, you’ve probably had to make some changes to how you bill. There’s no getting around it. If your NOE is submitted and accepted by CGS outside of the five-day window, it’s no longer considered timely.

In case you were unaware of what this means, if an NOE isn’t timely-filed, Medicare will not pay for the days of hospice care from the hospice admission date to the date the NOE is accepted by the Medicare contractor. These days will be your liability, and you won’t be able to bill the beneficiary for them.

eSolutions Newsletter | April 29, 2014

SNF Providers: Improve Your Secondary Payer Billing - Today! 

As an SNF provider, secondary payer billing can be one of the biggest holdups in getting you paid quickly. Identifying and billing claims which do not cross over automatically can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive process. Not to mention that without automation, you run the risk of not collecting on a significant revenue source. To improve this part of your revenue cycle, eSolutions offers the MedicareASAP (Automated Secondary Payer) tool. Secondary Payer billing has never been easier.

MedicareASAP automates and accelerates your secondary payer billing by creating the UB-04 and EOMB documents needed for billing claims that did not cross over. As a bonus, MedicareASAP provides detail and summary reporting for both crossover and non-crossover claims.

With MedicareASAP, you can put an end to waiting for your Medicare RA file in order to bill your secondary claims. You’ll no longer need to retrieve the UB-04 from the patient’s folder to make a copy of it. Supplemental bills from the patient accounting system and EOBs will be available to you immediately.

The automated features of MedicareASAP dramatically decrease the labor required to bill secondary payer claims. Without MedicareASAP, your team has to spend a significant amount of time attempting to identify claims with secondary payers, which ultimately slows down your payment. But with MedicareASAP, you automatically get the UB-04 and EOMB as soon any claim fails to cross over.