Packers Perspective

U.S. Rehab is working harder and harder to help each member navigate Medicare issues.  We’re working hard on medicare issues and believe that with your help, we can make a difference.  We need your input as we work with our reimbursement experts to explain issues and problems to CMS and Congress.   We’re working to understand the disconnect with the payment system and what issues are occurring.  There are many misunderstandings about how the modifiers are working in CMS for the competitive bid areas.  CMS has many issues in many areas, so make sure you’re watching your payment dollars very closely as they are most likely not correct.  It does not matter if you are in or out of a competitive bid area.  We have many examples of incorrectly paid claims, and Peggy and the team are analyzing the causes.  The main issue is repairs, as you may already know, but there are other items as well.   Please continue to watch the newsletter and information you received from Peggy and Ronda for updates.  Please contact Peggy, Ronda and/or myself when these issues are spotted.  We are compiling them and making a case to achieve corrective action as soon as possible.  Thank you for your continued help.  We’re here for support and to make sure your voices are heard loud and clear.

Greg Packer