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Update: Medicaid waivers and expanding care by collecting on self-pay balances

Oct 16, 2018 3:06:17 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, RetroPay, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service

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Don’t let the Kentucky case fool you. Medicaid waivers aren’t going anywhere. And they will likely include onerous work requirements and prohibit retroactive enrollment.

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For safety-net providers, Florida proves particularly challenging. It just may get worse.

Jul 27, 2018 4:18:44 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, RetroPay, Revenue Cycle Management, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service, RHC, Billing Solutions

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It’s tough to be sick and poor and in Florida. It’s almost as tough to be a FQHC or CHC that serves the sick and poor in Florida.

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FQHC Telehealth: How to Manage Chronic Conditions Remotely

Feb 27, 2018 12:49:43 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, RHC

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Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) must be on top of many changes coming out of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS - and many of these relate to specific kinds of care and categories of treatment and evaluation. So often, CMS is updating codes, protocols, or reimbursement details for a given range of medical services, and the individual change becomes a snowflake in a blizzard of transmittals and notices, so that it's difficult for administrators to track everything that they need to optimize revenue.

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FQHC Reimbursement Rates: 5 Things to Know about Medicare FQHC

Jul 7, 2017 1:28:51 PM / by Altruis posted in FQHC, medicare reimbursement, Medicare

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When it comes to FQHC 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.

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How FQHCs can grow Medicaid revenue and reduce self-pay write-offs

May 8, 2017 10:54:34 AM / by Altruis posted in FQHC, RetroPay, Uncategorized, Medicaid

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Organizations that care for Medicaid patients and the underserved often end up with substantial self-pay write-offs. After all, FQHCs and other safety-net organizations don’t turn anyone away—their mission is providing high-quality care to all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

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