Medical Education

Please consider engaging our Medical Education experts to work with your Medicare Reimbursement team. IMA Consulting can help you sort through the complicated and ever changing regulations that drive payment for your teaching programs.To discuss our Medical Education service, please contact Paul Soper at 616-340-0618.
Medicare regulations governing reimbursement for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Indirect Medical Education (IMA) are very complex, and present one of the most challenging areas in the preparation of hospital Medicare cost reports. IMA Consulting offers services that provide a comprehensive analysis of all facets of reimbursement for your teaching programs by experienced, knowledgeable professionals. Our team members have an extensive background in the filing of Medicare cost reports for providers with intern and resident training programs. IMA Consulting can compile the work papers and support for cost reports not yet filed, review your internally prepared work papers and support for filed but not audited cost reports, or even review your cost reports that have been audited, all with the goal of ensuring that your hospitals are appropriately reimbursed for their teaching programs.

Our comprehensive analysis includes the following:

  • Review of bed count for IME calculation
  • Review of intern and resident rotation schedules and identification of allowable / non-allowable rotations
  • Review of affiliation agreements if applicable
  • Review of training agreements
  • Review of IME section of Worksheet E, Part A to ensure proper carryforward of prior year amounts
  • Review of visiting residents
  • Review of state specific Medicaid reimbursement for GME / IME

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