I am looking to become a provider for patients with FL Blue, so I gave FL Blue a call after registering for a FL Blue number on their provider portal site. I had to sign up with Availity first, then register for a FL Blue number. However, when I called, they told me that all their Home Health partnerships go through CareCentrix and that I would have to sign up with them. As most people know, CareCentrix rates are vastly below Medicare rates. I am curious if there are any home health companies partnered directly with Florida Blue and not CareCentrix? Has anyone heard of that before?
I am also curious has anyone had any luck countering CareCentrix's rates? I sent a counter-proposal about 3 months ago where I asked for $10 more on Nursing Visit rates and they denied it.
Also, since our agency uses Axxess' Billing services, I am wondering if there is any benefit they offer when billing for patients that are through CareCentrix?
I figure since this is a community of Home Health Agencies, we should talk about our experiences in dealing with these insurance companies, and work together to share insightful info.