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Medicare Certification Support
Maximize your success in the Medicare Program with our "Right Start" Support Services. If your facility has recently entered the Medicare program — or is considering entering it — Polaris Group can help you navigate through start-up and enhance your ongoing success with our New Medicare Certification "Right Start" Support Services.

As one of the leading consulting firms in the long term care industry, Polaris Group has over 30 years of experience in pioneering innovative programs and services for our clients. In that time, we've developed the clinical, operational, and technical resources to provide clients like you with Medicare Certification support service. We've also developed a world-class team of healthcare experts who can assess your facility’s unique Medicare needs and customize materials and training to suit your organization's needs.
   Medicare Certification Benefits
  "Right Start" Support Service Benefits
  "Right Start" Support Service Components
Medicare certification can benefit your facility:
  • Maintain competitive advantage by allowing resident use of Medicare benefit
  • Gain, maintain, or enhance an additional source of revenue
  • Develop point of access for long term census
  • Retain residents
  • Bill Part B for therapy
  • Fulfill prerequisite for managed care
Polaris Group "Right Start" Support Service benefits:
  • Ensure your facility's staff is Medicare knowledgeable prior to program initiation
  • Install key operational and financial systems prior to first Medicare resident
  • Establish best practices for Medicare, case management, MDS management, therapy minute management, and billing
  • Develop financial management support, including strategies for accurate reimbursement
  • Maintain ongoing support and quality assurance in first quarter of Medicare program implementation
  • Provide residents with an experienced team of Health Care and Nurse Consultants
  • Access off-site support available from our popular Solution Center (an 800-number hotline)
"Right Start" Support Service Components
  • Program Start-Up
    • Medicare Basics manual, procedures and training
    • PPS/Case Management training, manual, and tools
    • MDS Accuracy audits and training
    • Nursing Skilled Documentation Training
    • Vendor Contract Review
    • Therapy Program Evaluation
    • Financial system set-up
    • Medicare Budget
    • Billing Office Assessment, manual, and training
    • Census Development Plan
    • Nursing Staffing and skill-sets for Medicare Acuity
    • Certification Survey Assistance
  • Post-Certification Quality Management
    • Ongoing MDS Accuracy and Medicare Compliance audits of new admissions
    • Nursing Skilled Documentation follow-up training
    • Establish Nursing Documentation Standards
    • Restorative Nursing Program
    • MDS/PPS/ADL training for front-line staff
    • Case Management and Therapy Minute Management implementation
    • Implement Denial Management procedures
    • Margin Analysis
    • Length of Stay Analysis
    • Medicare Budget Review
    • Vendor Utilization audits for compliance
    • Therapy Budget Analysis
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