Author "Renee Dustman"

By Renee Dustman
In Audit
Aug 15th, 2017
Effective June 15, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) now updates its Work Plan website monthly. The OIG Work Plan sets forth various projects — including OIG audits and evaluations that are underway or planned — to be addressed during the f...
By Renee Dustman
In CMS
Aug 10th, 2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says noncompliance of the three-day rule continues to cost Medicare millions of dollars, every year. In 2013-14, National Government Services (NGS), alone, reportedly overpaid New England providers an estimated $...
By Renee Dustman
In CMS
Aug 9th, 2017
In an Aug. 7 webinar (CAPG MACRA Comments Webinar), CAPG responds to the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule and provisions for which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking feedback. CAPG consists of 300 risk-b...
By Renee Dustman
Aug 4th, 2017
The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 performance year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. Determine if You Are Exempt Clinicians who are eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Paym...
By Renee Dustman
Aug 2nd, 2017
Hospices that are successful quality reporters will fair better. CMS filed a final rule in the Federal Register on Aug. 1, updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018). The f...