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A Sign of the Times: Nonpayment of Resident Accounts, Transfer/Discharge and Related Issues

It’s surely a sign of economic times that Poyner Spruill’s long term care lawyers have seen a marked increase in the number of clients calling us for assistance with nonpaying residents. While providers have seen facility-based reimbursement shrink from Medicaid and Medicare, and the number of private paying residents decline, residents too are feeling the pinch of devalued retirement investments, families are less able to help pay for their care, and other financial strains.

Responding to an Audit? Be Prepared!

As a health care provider, you’re probably aware of the efforts by the state and federal governments to identify and recover overpayments made by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and subsequent legislation CMS dramatically expanded CMS’ authority to detect and recover overpayments made by the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Ken’s Quote of the Month
“Be the person you would like to know.” ~Ken’s daddy

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