Mar 30th, 2009
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson said in an Open Letter sent to health care providers March 24 that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is refining its Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP). “We are narrowing the SDP’s scope regarding the physician self-referral law,” Levinson writes. OIG Sends ...
Oct 1st, 2008
Coding Compass New rules for purchased diagnostic tests. By Charles I. Artz, Esq. and Michael D. Miscoe, JD, CPC, CHCC Medicare providers have long reported comprehensive diagnostic services when either the service’s technical or professional component was “purchased” from an outside provider or entity. An issue has arisen, however, regarding the circumstances in which this ...