Things are bound to change in your business and updating us with those changes may not be at the forefront of your mind. However, some things need to be communicated in a timely manner, especially when they could cause major headaches later. Your facility’s accreditation information should be one of those things. If you’ve made changes at your practice, it is important to inform both ABC and third party payers, including Medicare.
We often discover these changes only after Medicare has received the information from a facility and notices a discrepancy in the Medicare report we provided them. Here are some common changes that often go unreported:
So why is this a big deal? Here are three main reasons:
Some changes, such as a location move, require that you submit a new application while others, like updating an ID number or removing a product category, can simply be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to avoid some major confusion and/or delays, just get into the habit of updating BOTH Medicare and ABC with your new information at the same time.
We are here for you not only to make sure your patients are receiving quality care but that your business is running smoothly. Keeping us informed will help make that happen and reduce your chance of encountering any unnecessary upset! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.