Medicare Bad Debt

At Blue & Co., our Medicare Bad Debt team offers services that are second to none. With a dedicated team of specialists, we can assist your hospital with identifying MBD reimbursement opportunities ahead of the impending Medicare cuts. With our state-of-the-art tools and resources, we are able to customize hospital-specific solutions when regulatory risks are identified.


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Our Medicare Bad Debt Services

  • Preparation of Medicare Bad Debt Listings for all types of providers (i.e. PPS Hospitals, CAH Hospitals)
  • Education and Training for Business Offices (Ex: Policies/Procedures are meeting Medicare Regulations)
  • Assistance in resolving Medicare Administrative Contractor audit adjustments
  • Create or customize hospital policies to better align with Medicare requirements
  • Eliminate non-reimbursable deductible and coinsurance amounts from your hospital’s Medicare Bad listing (i.e. fee screens, Medicaid spend downs, etc)
  • Mock audits of your Medicare Bad Debts and Business Office policies and procedures
  • Amendments or Re-openings of prior year Medicare Bad Debt listings to capture extra reimbursement

Medicare Bad Debt Educational Resources

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Meet the Medicare Bad Debt Experts at Blue

Michelle Trowell, Director
mtrowell@blueandco.com | 317.713.7917

Michelle’s Medicare audit and consulting career encompasses over fifteen years of experience. After joining Blue & Co., LLC in August 2009, Michelle has dedicated much her time to assisting clients with their Medicare Bad Debt reimbursement. She has also done consulting work around A/R valuation, denials and process improvements. Michelle graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Michelle currently serves on the Executive Committee, as Treasurer, for the Indiana chapter of the Healthcare Finance Management Association, where she will become chapter President in 2020-2021. Michelle also volunteers within the community teaching personal budgeting classes.


Dan Rice, CMA, Director
drice@blueandco.com | 502.992.3505

Dan Rice has over twenty years of Healthcare accounting and consulting experience. This experience includes auditing Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for an Intermediary, performing financial analysis of financial statements, and healthcare consulting for a regional and big four firm. Dan’s primary responsibilities are responding to client needs for information and informing clients of opportunities and concerns regarding their reimbursement for Medicare bad debts and disproportionate share adjustments, along with Medicare/Medicaid appeals and cost report preparation.

Dan Rice is an honor’s graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Institute of Management Accountants.


Shawn Wise, Senior Manager
swise@blueandco.com | 502.992.3486

Shawn Wise joined Blue & Co. in August 2008 working in the Louisville, KY office.  He is part of the Healthcare Reimbursement practice. Shawn has over twenty years of Healthcare accounting and consulting experience. This experience includes auditing Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for an Intermediary and performing budget/forecast analysis. Shawn specializes in Medicare Bad Debt reimbursement. Specific reimbursement experience includes Medicare and Medicaid cost report, disproportionate share (DSH) and Medicare bad debt preparations.

Shawn is a graduate of Georgetown College in Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Rebecca Meredith, Senior Manager
rmeredith@blueandco.om | 502.992.3827

Rebecca Meredith joined Blue & Co. in September 2013 working in the Louisville, KY office. She is part of the Healthcare Reimbursement practice. Her primary responsibilities are responding to client needs for information and informing clients of opportunities and concerns regarding their reimbursement for bad debts and cost report preparation.

Rebecca Meredith received her Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Louisville. She is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) as well as a Certified Healthcare Financial Planner (CHFP). She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Kentucky Chapter, where she is the President. She is also a member of the KY CPA and AICPA.


Stephanie Bernhardt, Manager

sbernhardt@blueandco.com | 317.275.7413

Stephanie Bernhardt joined Blue in January 2009. She works in the Indianapolis office as a Manager in the reimbursement department. Stephanie Bernhardt received her B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Marian University in December 2008. She is responsible for assisting healthcare clients with various aspects of Medicare reimbursement challenges with a focus on Medicare Bad Debts.

Prior to joining the reimbursement team at Blue, Stephanie Bernhardt worked on the audit team working on financial statement audits, review and compilations.

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