Medicare Bad Debts

Compilation of the Medicare bad debt lists is a labor intensive process. Many providers have difficulty capturing all of their Medicare bad debts as well as insuring non-allowable portions of Medicare bad debts are not included in their bad debt lists. Through data mining techniques using detail paid claims data, we routinely assist providers in the preparation of their Medicare bad debt list. While the assistance routinely identifies additional bad debts to claim on the cost report, a well-organized Medicare bad debt listing also aids in future Medicare audits.