There are an increasing number of opportunities for Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and other community-based organizations (CBOs) to tap into Medicare reimbursement for services provided. Spurred by the addition of new Medicare billing codes and an increased emphasis on value-based care payment and delivery models, CBOs are now finding that the community-based supports and services they provide can bring great benefit to more traditional health care payers and providers.
But in order to avail themselves of new Medicare opportunities, CBOs need to understand that the key to reimbursement is an official Medicare Provider Number. CBOs can partner with existing providers that already have these numbers, or can apply to obtain one themselves to directly bill.
This resource provides a very detailed, step-by-step walk-through of the process a CBO should go through to obtain its own Medicare Provider Number.