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Regulatory Compliance & Reimbursement

Confidently Navigate the Regulatory & Compliance Maze with BKD's Support

You operate in a highly regulated industry that faces increasingly complex reimbursement issues under Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental health programs. Having the visibility to navigate this regulatory maze is essential. With BKD, you can rest easy knowing our trusted advisors are nationally recognized for their reimbursement and compliance work. We can help you clear the path and cut through the confusion.

Confident Your Reimbursement Programs Are Efficient & Compliant?

If properly presented, the cost report has a direct impact on the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement you receive. That’s why it’s important to understand how you’re being paid compared to the cost of rendering services to Medicare and Medicaid patients.

As one of the country’s largest cost report preparers, more than 2,000 providers rely on BKD’s Medicare and Medicaid cost report expertise to help them reap the payments they deserve. Our reimbursement expertise allows us to do much more than prepare the cost report. We provide in-depth consulting services in many targeted areas, including:

340B Drug Pricing Program

BKD assists providers with all aspects of the 340B program, including independent audits, operational consulting and continual monitoring. We can help you improve your program’s financial strength and compliance levels.

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Change of Ownership (CHOW) Review

BKD’s trusted advisors can help you when preparing Form 855 and other documents related to CHOW. 

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Cost Report Preparation & Review

For more than 50 years, BKD has been assisting hospitals of all types and sizes with cost reports and reimbursement issues. Find out how we can put our vast experience to work for your organization.

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DSH S-10 Uncompensated Care

Hospitals should review their S-10 information as soon as possible to discover the potential impact of the shift in the Medicare DSH payment methodology. BKD can help! Check out our webpage for more information and a complimentary S-10 potential impact tool.

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Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Are you facing one or more EHR audits that could have a negative effect on your incentive payments? BKD's consulting services lessen the hassle of these potentially overwhelming audits and help you avoid recoupments.

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Medicare Bad Debt Recovery & Reporting

Medicare bad debt doesn’t have to be a closed case. BKD National Health Care Group can help your organization identify, capture, report and recoup Medicare bad debt reimbursement related to inpatient, outpatient and subprovider services.

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Transfer Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG)

By transferring patients with short hospital stays to a post-acute care provider, you may not receive the full DRG payment on those claims. For certain transfer cases, you may miss out on the payments you’ve earned. BKD can help! 

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UPL Supplement Payment Program

Considering participating in your state's Upper Payment Limit (UPL) supplemental payment program? Our nursing facility UPL pros can help. Check out our webpage for more information.

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Wage Index

Are your wage index scores being accurately reported? Our wage index reviews help hospitals comply with complex rules, identify improvement areas and take advantage of reimbursement opportunities.

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