Wage Index Opportunity and Analysis

The Medicare Wage Index affects the majority of a hospital’s Medicare reimbursement and is budget neutral so it’s important that the hospital continually review it for accuracy

BESLER’s healthcare reimbursement services assist hospitals with the submission of a clean and accurate account of their wages that will optimize their potential reimbursement while staying compliant.

We work with individual hospitals on the wage index and can also bring multiple hospitals together on a project if the impact is significant across a county or CBSA.

Why Partner with BESLER?

  • BESLER has been on the forefront of wage index opportunities and crafting legislation and regulations that affect wage index.
  • Wage index review and reclassification initiatives have generated millions of dollars in additional reimbursement for our clients.
  • Our team has 25+ years of experience working on Wage Index with Medicare and State Cost Reports from the hospital side—we understand your challenges.
  • We’re prepared to respond on your behalf to potential inquiries from your MAC.
  • We will also work with your team to enhance their internal processes and skills.

BESLER can conduct your review either prior to filing your Medicare Cost Report or post-filing.

Let’s work together on your Wage Index Review to optimize your Medicare reimbursement. Contact us now.

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