IRS Increases Mileage Rate
The IRS announced an increase in the standard mileage rate for the remaining 6 months in 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes.
Kepro: Medical Record Electronic Submission
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations require providers to send medical records to Kepro electronically via a Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) approved method. Kepro is the Quality Improvement Organization for Region 4. Kepro will pay providers $3.00 for a complete patient record sent in an electronic format.
Kentucky Medicaid Ancillaries
Reminder: KY Medicaid Prior Authorizations
The Department for Medicaid Services reimburses Kentucky Skilled Nursing Facilities for oxygen therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Prior authorizations for these ancillary services was lifted as of 08/11/2021. Effective 5/1/22, therapy authorizations were reinstated.
To discuss current billing and back billing for these services, please give us a call at (270) 726-4033 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky Medicaid $270 Add-On is Still in Effect
Many facilities have questioned whether they can currently bill Ky Medicaid for the additional $270 for COVID-19 positive patients. The Medicaid rate add-on of $270 became effective on April 1, 2020 and remains in effect until the Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends. Currently, the PHE is set to expire mid-July 2022. Please see the original Provider letter and FAQ for details regarding the $270 add-on billing procedures.