7Atlis provides a clear path to sure-footed compliance education and training. By Michelle Ann Richards, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates all practices, regardless of size, implement a compliance program. Although a deadline for doing this has yet to be announced, it’s always better to be prepared. If ...
With the right tools and the right attitude, your practice can stand up to claims payment scrutiny. By Michelle Ann Richards, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, and Renee Dustman On June 25, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that its Fraud Prevention System identified or prevented $210 million in improper Medicare payments during ...
Resolve your compliance woes with these viable solutions. by Barry L. Johnson, DDS, and Renee Dustman With compliance programs now mandatory for providers who treat Medicare and Medicaid patients, compliance officers are feeling the pressure. The job of a compliance officer is an important one, but it shouldn’t be overwhelming. Let’s look at the challenges ...