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Common FQHC Reimbursement Rates FAQs for Billing Professionals

Mar 15, 2023 10:00:00 AM / by Altruis posted in FQHC, medicare reimbursement, Medicare

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When it comes to billing, Medicare reimbursement is a vital revenue stream for most federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). But many centers are missing out on the additional revenue they’re owed for Medicare Advantage patients.

This is a growing concern for FQHCs as an increasing number of patients are choosing Medicare Advantage plans. Over the years, most Medicare beneficiaries opted for traditional Medicare plans, but a growing percentage of patients are enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans instead. In 2022, 45 percent of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, but this figure is anticipated to surpass 50 percent by 2025—which means federally qualified health centers could be missing out on more potential revenue every year if they don’t submit for these reimbursements.

 

Many FQHCs have questions about Medicare reimbursement. Here’s what FQHC leaders and billing professionals need to know about these supplemental Medicare payments:

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Medical Billing Revenue Cycle Management: Are Gross Versus Net Margins Hurting Your Mission?

Mar 14, 2023 7:05:00 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, medicare chronic care management, medicare reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management, Chronic Care Management, Medicare, denials, reducing hospital readmissions

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When it comes to medical billing collection rates, the phrase “no margin, no mission” can ring too true. After all, if a care center doesn’t bring in enough revenue to keep things running, any higher purpose they have is meaningless. That’s why you devote so much time to keeping your center or federally qualified health center afloat. But it’s important to remember that the reverse of this well-known phrase is also true: No mission, no margin. If you’re devoting too much time to the billing side of your practice, it’s the patients who suffer.

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FQHC Billing: How to Effectively Process Rejections and Denials

Nov 15, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Altruis posted in FQHC

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Altruis explains how to process rejections and denials that happen during the FQHC billing reimbursement phase.

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Medicare for All: Boon or Bust for Rural and Safety-net Providers? 

Sep 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, Medicare, Rural Health, Healthcare, Population Health, Medicare for All

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It seems the label “Medicare for All” is being attached to all sorts of proposals. Plans to provide universal healthcare coverage to Americans abound, but they aren’t all Medicare for All. Broadly speaking, “Medicare for All” applies to only those proposals that would cover everyone, replacing private insurance.

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What We're Reading- September 9th

Sep 9, 2019 11:51:35 AM / by Ingrid Korgemagi, VP Marketing posted in FQHC, News, RHC, Rural Health, Healthcare, Population Health, Telehealth

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Population Health and Telemedicine topped our reading list this week with proven models in improving the quality of healthcare in the Northeast. Can these positive strides be scaled and reach across the country into facilities providing care to our rural and underserved populations? 

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