Minimizing Bad Debt: Everything You Need to Know
About MassHealth Nursing Facility Eligibility -
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Mass Senior Care Office, Waltham
9:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
(Registration at 8:30 a.m. )
This is a repeat of the October 19, 2017 Seminar. This two part seminar will focus on practical measures to execute Medicaid eligibility determinations in order to maximize efficiency and reduce Medicaid bad debt. Administrators and Business Office Managers should plan to attend this important program. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss specific issues with the program speakers, Mass Senior Care Association Associate Members Attorney Jeff Cohen and Michael Steinberg.
Case studies will be presented, best practices will be delineated and the following areas will be discussed at the seminar:
Part 1 – Medicaid Applications
Steps a nursing home can take to improve the Medicaid application process - staff and family communication, application preparation, etc.
•Steps a nursing home can take to improve accounts receivable on the application process.
•Best methods to assist prospective member and/or family in gathering all information to submit application including trusts, annuities and beneficiaries
•Establish Best Practices for the industry governing admissions and transition to MassHealth including Permission to Share (PSI) , Authorized Representative Designation (ARD) and administrative denial rate and appeals
•How to handle non-payment situations with family members
•When to apply for conservator/guardian and hardships
•Current collection cases for discussion/Questions and Answers
•Payment of PNA and handling of non-payment of PPA
•Documents and information to obtain/request from resident or responsible party/legal representative upon admission to a facility
Jeffrey A. Cohen, Esq., Jeffrey A. Cohen & Associates, LLC
Michael Steinberg, Director of Business Development, Senior Planning Services
$80 for Mass Senior Care Members $130 for Non-Members
The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators. This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts. All will receive certificate of attendance.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453
From the North: Take I-95S, take Exit 24, MA-30W. Stay to the left on the off ramp, following the ramp to the first set of lights. Continue through the stop light (following the signs for Brandeis University) onto River Road. Follow River Road, which turns into South Street, for 0.9 miles to Watermill Center, which will be on the right hand side of South Street.
From the South: Take I-95N to Exit 23-24-25, Route 30 / Mass Pike. Stay to the left on the off ramp for approximately ½ mile and then bear right onto the ramp for Exit 24, Route 30. At the top of the ramp, take a left onto MA-30 West and continue 0.1 miles to the traffic light and turn right onto River Road. Follow River Road, which turns into South Street, for 0.9 miles to Watermill Center, which will be on the right hand side of South Street.
From the West: Take I-90E to Exit 14 (Route 128/I95). Stay left after the toll booth, following signs to “NH – Maine / Points North”. Continue on the ramp as it circles around and follow signs to Exit 24, Route 30. At the end of the ramp on the top of a small hill, take a left onto MA-30 West and continue 0.1 miles to the traffic light and turn right onto River Road. Follow River Road, which turns into South Street, for 0.9 miles,Watermill Center will be on the right.
Parking: Use the parking garage to the left of the building. Take a left in the garage to access the upper levels. There are ample handicapped parking spaces located directly in front of the building’s main entrance. Please do not park in marked reserved spaces.