Author Archives: Ann Fierro

Thoughts About the Affordable Care Act

The reductions in Medicare payments that will result from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act started last year and will continue to increase during the next years. They were supposed to be somewhat offset by the increase in people … Continue reading

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Florida Hospitals … Have you had a Medicaid Outpatient Checkup Lately?

HOW WILL THE NEW FLORIDA MEDICAID INPATIENT PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM AFFECT YOUR HOSPITAL? July 1st 2013 Florida Inpatient Medicaid reimbursement changed from a per diem rate to an Inpatient Prospective Payment System. With any major change in payment methodology there … Continue reading

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What Exactly is Compliance?

I keep hearing “we have to do…to be compliant…or we can’t do…because it would be a compliance issue” and a lot that I hear really doesn’t make sense to me, so I’ve done some research to try to clarify “compliance” … Continue reading

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Follow THEIR Rules

So, let’s think about this: all of the big payers–Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, etc–have their own reimbursement rules. So, why do you bill them all according to Medicare’s reimbursement rules? And please note, payment rules … Continue reading

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Are you afraid?

Are you so afraid of the new laws that you’ve become paralyzed? Are you so afraid that charging for your services will be called “non-compliant” that you’re giving your services away? Are you so afraid of being “non-compliant” that you’ve … Continue reading

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Some Women Get New Benefits Under Obamacare

Beginning today, all new health insurance plans will be required to provide eight preventive health benefits to women for free. The benefits include contraceptives, breast-feeding supplies and screenings for gestational diabetes, sexually transmitted infections and domestic violence, as well as … Continue reading

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Welcome to our FAQ Blog!

Please share your questions, comments, or concerns about anything related to a hospital’s Revenue Cycle.  We will answer your questions and we encourage others to respond as well.  Our vision is to create a place where we can share information and … Continue reading

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