When you consolidate data in one worksheet, you can easily update and combine it.
For example, if you have a worksheet of expense figures for each of your regional offices, you might use data consolidation to combine these figures into a corporate expense worksheet.
All other covered SNF services for these beneficiaries can be separately billed to and paid by the Medicare contractor.
Physicians, non-physician practitioners, and suppliers should contact their Part B MAC or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MAC with questions about SNF consolidated billing.
Each document posted on the site includes a link to the corresponding official PDF file on There is also additional information about SNF consolidated billing on the CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Publications webpage.Institutional providers should contact their Part A MAC with questions about SNF consolidated billing.Medicare beneficiaries can either be in a Part A covered SNF stay which includes medical services as well as room and board, or they can be in a Part B non-covered SNF stay in which the Part A benefits are exhausted, but certain medical services are still covered though room and board is not.
The consolidated billing requirement confers on the SNF the billing responsibility for the entire package of care that residents receive during a covered Part A SNF stay and physical, occupational, and speech therapy services received during a non-covered stay.
Because the merged entities can merge existing operating structures and reduce any overlap, there is usually an opportunity to realize significant cost savings, as well as related revenue synergies.