Pre-participation questionnaire – Medicare Billing Assurance Toolkit

On a scale of 1–5, how do you rate our practice’s Medicare billing assurance approach? Please circle the number that best matches your answer.

Page last updated: 28 January 2016

Introduction

Encourage health professionals in your practice to complete the following questionnaire before undertaking a Medicare billing assurance review of your practice. Over time, you can gather information on how perceptions and attitudes have developed in your practice to help you identity trends about Medicare billing assurance to focus on.

While there are no right or wrong answers, you need to be comfortable with your practice's risk levels as indicated by the responses to each question. When used with the Post-participation questionnaire, you can see if there's been a difference in your practice's risk profile as a result of undertaking a Medicare billing assurance review, and adopting one or more strategies to address the identified risks to correct Medicare billing assurance review, and adopting one or more strategies to address the identified risks to correct Medicare billing.

Please circle the number that best matches your answer.

On a scale of 1-5 how do you rate our practice's Medicare billing assurance approach?
Billing assurance approach
1 Strongly disagree
2 Slightly disagree
3 Neither agree nor disagree
4 Slightly agree
5 Strongly agree
We have a positive compliance culture
1
2
3
4
5
We are fully aware of our current performance against Medicare billing compliance requirements
1
2
3
4
5
We have robust strategies in place to manage Medicare billing assurance issues in our practice
1
2
3
4
5
Our senior management is fully aware of Medicare billing assurance issues in our practice
1
2
3
4
5
We have sufficient tools and resources to deal with Medicare billing assurance issues in our practice
1
2
3
4
5
There is at least one person responsible for Medicare billing assurance in the practice
1
2
3
4
5
The practice invests time and resources to make sure it’s compliant with Medicare billing requirements
1
2
3
4
5

Please provide your response in the free text field to the following questions.

QuestionAnswer
What Medicare billing compliance issue or issues have you identified within our practice?
What are we currently doing right in relation to Medicare billing compliance?
What can we improve or change?

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