Accountable Care Organizations

Health Care Providers

Are you confused by Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and their different payment models? If so, you aren’t alone. ACOs are formed by a group of health care providers, who join together to provide coordinated, high-quality care to their Medicare patients. This model helps patients get the care they need, when they need it while keeping costs down. Then, ACO members can share in those costs savings.

Medicare offers different ACO programs including Medicare Shared Savings, Advance Payment, and Pioneer. To find out which program is best for you, come to the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach, California, where you’ll also learn how to review data and measure performance.

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Medicare Managed Care


How many different payer sources does your agency have? And, are you doing everything you can to attract different payer sources? Medicare Managed Care advanced payment models are innovations you should be aware of if you want to stay ahead because these plans help bridge the gap in Medicare coverage for health care costs. When you maximize clinical programs to attract these different payer sources, you’ll be one step ahead. Learn how your agency can benefit from Medicare Managed Care at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach, California.

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Master the Medicare claims process

Long Beach, CA

The Medicare claims process can be daunting, but there are ways to minimize billing errors and increase your agency’s chances of filing a successful claim. Learn how at one of the informative and timely education sessions on Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach.

Representatives from Palmetto GBA, a MAC for many home health and hospice agencies in the U.S., will lead a session on Medicare regulations and document requirements. They will include information on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and teach attendees about the myriad of tools and resources available that help ensure Medicare compliance.

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Medicare claims and MACs

NAHC Education Session

At this year’s Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, you can choose from multiple education sessions on Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to increase your knowledge of the Medicare claims process. You’ll gain a better understanding of how to prepare and submit claims, minimize billing errors, and successfully resolve any issues that may arise. You’ll also learn about recent and future changes in Medicare that could impact payment processing for your home care or hospice agency.

Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS Administrators, LLC, will lead two sessions on MACs. While these classes are relevant to everyone, those in A/B MAC Jurisdiction 15 will want to pay close attention.

That includes agencies in

  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Utah, Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

After attending these sessions you’ll be skilled in Medicare claims and Pre-Claim Review. You’ll also understand why some home care and hospice claims get rejected and know how to avoid costly mistakes. If you take the mystique out of MACs your claims can be more successful. So don’t miss out!

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Learn how to minimize costly mistakes with Medicare Administrative Contractors

NAHC Education Session

If you’re a Fee-for-Service beneficiary you already work with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to process Medicare Part A and Part B and Durable Medical Equipment claims. But, your agency could be making costly mistakes. At this year’s Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo you’ll have the chance to hear from a few MACs, examine current regulations, and ask questions about your reimbursement challenges.

National Government Services (NGS) will lead two sessions on Medicare contractors. In the first session, Meet Your Medicare Contractor, you’ll gain insight into the latest issues in home health care and hospice billing and compliance. You’ll also explore free tools and resources that will help you navigate the MAC landscape.

The second session by NGS entitled Are You Prepared for a Medicare Audit? will take an in-depth look at medical review contractors and their role in the Medicare program. This is where you’ll examine the Progressive Corrective Action (PCA) process performed by MACs and learn how to effectively respond to an Additional Documentation Request (ADR).

If any of these issues keep you up at night don’t miss these interactive and informative sessions and be sure to explore our related course offerings.

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