Indian Health Service

Indian Health Service

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The Indian Health Service (IHS) provides health care services to Amer. Indians and Alaskan Natives. IHS can be reimbursed for services provided at IHS facilities from third-party insurers, incl. Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers. IHS is allowed to retain funds collected from these insurers without offsetting its appropriations, so that all revenue collected by a facility remains with that facility. This report examines: (1) the design of IHS's policies and procedures for billing and collecting revenue from private insurers incl. write-offs of uncollectible claims; and (2) the adequacy of IHS headquarters' monitoring of area office and service unit compliance with policies and procedures for the billing and collection of revenue from private insurers. Illus.As a result and as agreed with your staff, this report covers the design of IHSa#39;s policies and procedures for billing and ... Outdated policy and procedure manuals increase the risk that management directives will not be met as well as the risk ofanbsp;...

Title:Indian Health Service
Author:Kay L. Daly
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-10


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