One of the most important factors in determining how adequately providers are reimbursed by Medicare is their area wage classification. DeBrunner & Associates helps hospitals ensure that they are classified in the most advantageous manner possible.
DeBrunner & Associates uses its data analysis capabilities to help providers identify the most advantageous area into which they might be classified; helps them calculate the financial benefits of reclassification; and helps them determine whether they qualify for reclassification. If they do, we help guide them through the complex and sometimes highly political reclassification process.
The Medicare geographic wage classification system remains under almost continual review by Congress and the administration, with both periodically proposing to alter the system in different ways. As they do, DeBrunner & Associates helps providers understand what has been proposed and how it would affect them and also helps give providers a voice in any potential changes, whether that involves responding to new proposals or even attempting to initiate beneficial modifications.