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Webinar - 07/12/18 Understanding the Benefit Period

Webinar - 07/12/18 Understanding the Benefit Period


The training is intended for our J5/J8 Part A/B providers billing on a UB-04/CMS-1500 or electronic equivalent.


Medicare uses the benefit period as a tool to measure the use of Part A benefits. A benefit period is a period of consecutive days during which covered inpatient services may be available to a beneficiary. Within each benefit period, Medicare allows coverage for a certain number of inpatient days depending on the type of facility. During this webinar we will cover:


  • Maximum Payable Days in Each Benefit Period and Beneficiary Responsibility
  • Full and Coinsurance Days
  • Lifetime Reserve (LTR) Days
  • Brief Overview of Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Days
  • Tools for Verifying Available Days
  • Understanding “DOEBA” and “DOLBA” when Verifying Days
  • Starting and Ending a Benefit Period


Registration will close 07/10/18.


Time of Event:

11:00 - 12:30 PM CT

12:00 - 1:30 PM ET




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Live Event - 07/12/18 Understanding the Benefit Period

12Jul Live Event - 07/12/18 Understanding the Benefit Period
  • Jul 12 11:00 AM to Jul 12 12:30 PM ((UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada))
    Instructor: WPS GHA POE Staff
900 of 1000 seats available