The fourth book in the Healthcare Payment System series, Cost-Based, Charge-Based, and Contractual Payment Systems compares cost-based systems, charge-based payment approaches, and contractually-based payment processes with fee-schedule payment systems and prospective payment systems. Supplying...
Published August 6th 2012 by Productivity Press
The third book in the Healthcare Payment Systems series, Prospective Payment Systems examines the various types of prospective payment systems (PPS) used by healthcare providers and third-party payers. Emphasizing the basic elements of PPS, it considers the many variations of payment for hospital...
Published February 14th 2012 by Productivity Press
Fee Schedule Payment Systems
For healthcare providers and patients alike, the ways of private third-party payer payment systems can be mysterious and oftentimes quite frustrating. Payment for hospital, nursing, or homecare services can be subject to a variety of payment systems including cost-based and charge-based or those...
Published October 24th 2010 by CRC Press
A Survival Guide for Healthcare Providers
Medicare fraud is big business, but while only a few profit from intentional malfeasance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is now taking a closer look at everyone. The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor Program, already infamously known as the RAC, swings into full operation in 2010...
Published February 21st 2010 by Productivity Press
The skill levels of financial workers can vary as much as those of medical personnel, and the impact that these workers have on the viability, let alone profitability and efficient running, of any hospital, medical practice or facility is quite profound. The common belief now is that the multitude...
Published May 19th 2009 by Productivity Press
A Systematic Approach to Developing a Comprehensive Program
While the vast majority of providers never intend to commit fraud or file false claims, complex procedures, changing regulations, and evolving technology make it nearly impossible to avoid billing errors. For example, if you play by HIPAA’s rules, a physician is a provider; however, Medicare...
Published April 1st 2008 by Productivity Press