On Sept. 22, 2015, Draffin & Tucker partner, Charles Horne, and managers, Jeff Askey and Lisa Gilmore, developed a guide, Understanding the Hospital Medicare Cost Report Uncompensated and Indigent Care Data Form CMS-2552-10 (Worksheet S-10), which was published on the National Rural Health Resource Center website. It was developed to provide rural hospital executive and management teams with a greater understanding of Worksheet S-10. It was also designed to assist State Offices of Rural Health directors and Flex Program coordinators in gaining a better understanding so that they may develop educational trainings to further assist rural hospitals with preparation and utilization of Worksheet S-10.

The guide provides rural hospital executive and management teams a practical approach to understanding how the reported data could impact future Medicare uncompensated care payments and how it currently impacts Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Payments.

To read the whole guide, or to watch the two-part webinar series outlining Worksheet S-10, please click here.

For questions, or to learn more about worksheet S-10, please contact Charles Horne at chorne@draffin-tucker.com, Jeff Askey at jaskey@draffin-tucker.com or Lisa Gilmore at lgilmore@draffin-tucker.com, or call 229-883-7878.