Since the implementation of the Medicare home health prospective payment system, many agencies have unknowingly lost thousands of dollars in episode payments. Incorrectly billing partial episode payment or significant change in condition adjustments, as well as miscoding therapy utilization on OASIS assessments, can result in significant payment losses. Fortunately, your agency may recover lost payments if identified in a timely manner. BKD National Health Care Group has helped many agencies identify and recover thousands of dollars in payments, and we can train your staff on strategies and techniques to reduce future losses. Our services include:
- Identify recoverable payments in a timely and efficient manner
- Assist in recovering lost payments
- Identify billing practices leading to potential payment inaccuracies
- Provide tools and training for both billing and clinical staff members to improve billing compliance and payment accuracy and avoid future losses
The BKD Corporate Finance team did an excellent job representing the financial interest of McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital in the transaction. The Board of the city-owned, not-for-profit hospital had a fiduciary duty to ensure long-term access to health care in the community. Although we knew who the likely party was going to be in the transaction, BKDCF used their expertise in health care transactions to negotiate the financial components of the transaction from a position of strength. The BKDCF team did an excellent job managing the process, helping to achieve an outcome that was approved unanimously by the Board.
— Doug Culver, CFO
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital
I have used BKD at two different facilities for a full range of financial services. Their professionals have provided us with audit, tax, coding and billing and cost report services and have assisted us in operations management and revenue enhancement. Routinely, implementation of their recommendations had a positive influence on the financial outcomes of our programs.
— Brooks Miller, Executive Director
Jordan Valley Community Health Center
The people at BKD are a great asset. Our advisor is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. He is accessible and takes the time to teach and advise, showing he really cares about our business.
— Mina Acquaye, Chief Executive Officer
Excell Home Care
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Catholic Health Partners is an important client—that’s the clear message I get from BKD. From partner interaction to the hands-on involvement and accessibility of senior-level and other personnel, theirs is an adept team effort that works very well. They are highly responsive to our needs. I also appreciate the wide range of BKD services I can use for more complex business issues.
— Scott D. Schitter, CPA
Corporate Director of Reimbursement & Tax Services
Catholic Health Partners