Medicare Fundamentals Part 9: Beneficiary Notices Initiative On-Demand Workshop

Medicare beneficiaries have protections related to financial liability and appeal rights. A beneficiary notice is a required CMS form that notifies the beneficiary or their representative that the facility believes Medicare will no longer pay for the services and that financial liability will be transferred to beneficiary and provides details on how to appeal this decision. Following Medicare Fundamentals Part 9: Beneficiary Notices Initiative, you will be able to explain the reasons to end Medicare coverage and to identify what required documents must be delivered to the resident and when. This session includes step-by-step instruction on completion of the required forms, as well as examples and popular myths and facts surrounding the beneficiary notices initiative.

Jennifer LaBay RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC

Curriculum Development Specialist

AAPACN

Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC, is a curriculum development specialist with AAPACN. She has been involved in the RAI process since 1997 and has been in the long-term care industry since 1991 serving in a variety of capacities including laundry aid, certified nursing assistant, charge nurse, nurse assessment coordinator, regional corporate clinical reimbursement specialist, and independent clinical reimbursement consultant. Jennifer has been a Master Teacher for AAPACN’s RAC-CT program since July 2011 and AAPACN's RAC-CTA advanced certification since 2019. She has been a Certified Risk Coder (CRC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) since 2020. Jennifer has considerable expertise in the MDS 3.0 and RAI process, the prospective payment system (PPS), and ICD-10 coding including the clinical and financial aspects. She has a knack for making her seminars an enjoyable learning experience and readily makes herself available to all attendees of her programs for any follow-up questions that may arise long after the seminar is complete.

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