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1 North Carolina Community Health Center Association Financial Management & Operations Workshop NC Medicaid Cost Reporting March 2, 2011

2 Todays Agenda Introduction Understanding the Medicare FQHC cost report Understanding the North Carolina Medicaid cost report Questions and discussion

3 Introduction

4 Keys to preparing an accurate North Carolina Medicaid FQHC cost report include: Understanding the purposes of the Medicare FQHC cost report and the proper completion of the forms Understanding Medicare reasonable cost principles Understanding how the North Carolina FQHC Medicaid forms work and the proper completion of those forms

5 Understanding the Medicare FQHC Cost Report

6 Purpose of the Medicare Cost Report Determination of reimbursable cost per visit Costs – Worksheet A series Visits – Worksheet B series Determination of Medicare program liability – Worksheet C series

7 Worksheet S Facility location information Medicare provider number information Source of federal funds (if applicable) Other information

8 Worksheet A

9 Trial Balance of Expenses Facility health care staff costs (lines 1 – 11) Provider salaries Nurse salaries Other health care staff salaries Clinical psychologist Clinical social worker Other

10 Trial Balance of Expenses Costs under agreement (lines 13 – 15) Contract physician services Other health care costs (lines 17 – 23) Medical supplies Depreciation - medical equipment Malpractice insurance Continuing medical education Other

11 Trial Balance of Expenses Facility overhead - facility costs (lines 26 – 36) Rent Depreciation on buildings & fixed equipment Building insurance Interest on mortgage Utilities Housekeeping and maintenance Minor equipment Other

12 Trial Balance of Expenses Facility overhead - administrative costs (lines 38 – 48) Office salaries Office supplies Legal & accounting Depreciation on office equipment Fringe benefits

13 Trial Balance of Expenses Facility overhead - administrative costs (lines 38 – 48) Telephone, postage & other related office expenses Advertising (yellow pages versus recruitment versus promotional) Other

14 Trial Balance of Expenses Cost other than FQHC services (lines 51 – 56) Pharmacy Dental Laboratory Optometry Other

15 Trial Balance of Expenses Nonreimbursable costs (lines 58 – 60) WIC Non-FQHC approved activity Other

16 Worksheet A-1

17 Reclassifications of Expenses Purpose of worksheet Align expenses into the correct cost center Common examples Fringe benefits Depreciation Insurance Continuing medical education (CME)

18 Reclassifications of Expenses Common examples Inpatient hospital costs Medical director costs

19 Worksheet A-2

20 Adjustments to Expenses Purpose of worksheet Adjust expenses as required under Medicare principles of reimbursement Made on basis of cost (if available) or revenue received Common examples Promotional advertising Contract laboratory

21 Adjustments to Expenses Common examples Offset of interest income to the extent of interest expense Offset of miscellaneous income Donated services (generally) Indigent care/specialty referral expenses

22 Worksheet A-2-1

23 Related Organization Costs Eliminates profit of related organizations - adjusts to cost (generally) Related organization defined in Provider Reimbursement Manual - Part 1, Chapter 10 Check Part 1 No, if worksheet does not apply

24 Worksheet B - Parts I & II Visits & Overhead Cost for FQHC Services

25 Worksheet B, Part I Visits & productivity Column 1 - recap of full time equivalent (FTE) personnel (only the billers to the program) FTE calculation –Calculated by dividing productive hours by 2080

26 Worksheet B, Part 1 FTE calculation Productive hours defined as total paid hours minus: –Vacation –Sick leave –CME –Non-FQHC covered services –Administrative duties –Other

27 Worksheet B, Part 1 Column 2 - recap of total visits Definition of a visit Accurate visit count is essential Visits exclude –Nurse visits –Visits related to non-FQHC covered services (dental, non-FQHC approved sites, etc.) –Other program visits (WIC, etc.)

28 Worksheet B, Part 1 Columns productivity standard calculation Physician - 4,200 visit productivity standard Mid-level providers - 2,100 visit productivity standard Productivity standard does not apply to services of clinical psychologists and social workers Productivity standard does not apply to services under agreement (unless such providers are used routinely at the health center – recent CMS change) Calculation is cumulative, not line-item specific

29 Worksheet B, Part II Determination of total allowable cost including the allocation of overhead Overhead cost centers are allocated to FQHC services

30 Worksheet C Worksheet C provides for the calculation of the Medicare cost report settlement amount Paid and unpaid Medicare visits and related reimbursement (payment) Use of PS&R summary Medicare visits Medical versus mental health

31 Determination of Medicare Reimbursement Determination of rate for FQHC services Adjusted cost per visit Total Allowable Cost Total Adjusted Visits Compare calculated total to maximum rate per visit (payment limit is calendar year specific) 2010 rural limit - $ urban limit - $ Lesser of the two is allowed

32 Understanding the North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report

33 North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report New forms are released each year by the State Summary worksheet Name, address and contact information Provider numbers Certification statement

34 North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report Schedule DMA-1 – Cost of Medicaid Core Services Schedule designed to extract information from the Medicare FQHC cost report Lower of cost-per-visit or Medicare cap should be entered on schedule Medicaid visits Core services Mental health

35 North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report Schedule DMA-2 – Cost of Other Ambulatory Services Medicaid services that are allowable, but unallowable for Medicare, are added to determine appropriate Medicaid reimbursement Must have separate line number between 51 and 56 on the Medicare cost report Examples – pharmacy, dental, health check services (formerly EPSDT), maternity care coordination, hospital, other Percentage of overhead applied to direct costs

36 North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report Schedule DMA-3 – Allocation of Overhead Cost Overhead applied to each individual service line to determine total cost Total encounters or unit of service (e.g. pharmacy scripts) to determine cost per encounter or cost per unit of service

37 North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report Schedule DMA-4 – Determination of Medicaid Reimbursement Cost per encounter from DMA-3 is multiplied time Medicaid encounters/units of service to determine Medicaid cost Add influenza/pneumococcal cost from DMA-7 Subtract interim payments from DMA-5 to determine Medicaid settlement Addition of Medicaid reimbursable bad debts from DMA-6

38 North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report Schedule DMA-5 – Summary of Medicaid Payments Payment amount for each line of service recapped State will provide payment data upon request – it is a good idea to request this before filing completed cost report

39 North Carolina Medicaid Cost Report Schedule DMA-6 – Bad Debts (Medicaid) Schedule DMA-7 – Schedule of Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccines Schedule DMA-8 – PPS Reconciliation Schedule G reater of cost based or PPS paid

40 Questions and Discussion

41 910 E. St. Louis St. Springfield, MO Office: Fax: Jeffrey Allen, CPA Partner

42 Thank You!


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