Author "Michael Miscoe"

By Michael Miscoe
Oct 4th, 2017
​The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG)  announced in June that it would update the work plan monthly, to enhance transparency. In the September 15 update to the Work Plan, the new items posted are several examin...
By Michael Miscoe
Sep 1st, 2017
Advise AAPC on issues, trends, and member needs, and chart AAPC’s role in the business of healthcare. AAPC will soon be accepting applications for the 2018-2021 National Advisory Board (NAB). A total of 16 members will be selected to serve for a thr...
By Michael Miscoe
In CMS
Feb 28th, 2017
New compliance program guidance has been issued by the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to an article published in the AHLA Weekly. Although the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (Guidance) is not s...
By Michael Miscoe
Feb 1st, 2017
Q: Is it appropriate to use the encounter form/routing slip to code and bill, rather than to code and bill from the patient chart? A: This question raises an important distinction between coding and billing. The only way to code a service is from the ...
By Michael Miscoe
Feb 1st, 2017
Time to give your physician office’s compliance plan an annual preventive exam. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) publishes annually a Work Plan describing new, ongoing, and revised areas within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (...