Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

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Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

Understanding the role that Medicare Secondary Payer plays to patient care and your agency is critical.

Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

The Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) form is required by CMS to identify other potential payers for the services being paid by Medicare? In home care an MSP must be completed during the admission process but rarely a second MSP is completed after admission if a patient is involved in a car accident or a fall outside his/her home. Even when these incident can be rare they can put a halt on finalizing your billing.

Implementing a Process for Medicare Secondary Payer

Does your organization have a process to identify these incidents and capture this information that your biller will need to finalize your billing? For more information go to http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/downloads/msp105c03.pdf