Author "Barbara Cobuzzi"

By Barbara Cobuzzi
Dec 26th, 2019
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) missed its deadline for creating regulations for a special registration process for prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine. What Is the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act? T...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Audit
Dec 17th, 2019
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects a banner year in recoveries stemming from fraud investigations and audits. According to the OIG semiannual report, released Dec. 2, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services (HHS) stands to recoup a...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Billing
Dec 10th, 2019
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Medicare claims submitted with the patient’s Social Security Number will be rejected. A simple way to prevent claims being rejected is to make sure all your Medicare patients have their new card. The Centers for Medicare ...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
Dec 5th, 2019
Direct primary care (DPC) is one of the newer forms of plans offered by primary care providers to their patient populations. Some see DPC as an alternative to traditional third-party payment for care and other more recent models such as concierge med...
By Barbara Cobuzzi
In Audit
Nov 27th, 2019
Consistent with previous reporting, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has added to its 2020 Work Plan a targeted audit of Medicare Advantage (MA) programs for risk adjustment diagnosis codes. This is not the first time federal agency has targeted ...