By Susan Gatehouse, RHIT, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Eligible healthcare facilities have begun to recover lost revenue from COVID care for uninsured patients through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Provider Relief Fund. However, with benefits subject to funding limitations, and the recently proposed removal of an additional $25 billion from the Provider Relief Fund, organizations without efficient processes in place may find themselves at a disadvantage. Implementing swift, proactive remedies may help ensure claims reimbursement while available.
With a discernible cap on the HHS Provider Relief Fund sums available for healthcare facilities, combined with the probability of fewer benefits for funding than initially anticipated, it is essential for hospitals to ensure timely and clean claim submissions.
In an article published by ICD-10 Monitor News, Axea Solutions CEO, Susan Gatehouse outlines the details around the available funds, and what actions can be taken to expedite reimbursement and protect against denials. You can read the article on the ICD-10 Monitor website HERE
A detailed list of payments by the provider can be accessed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.