Feb 1st, 2013
Let government reviews help you identify and correct potential compliance risks at your hospital. By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCS-P Each October, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on compliance issues it plans to monitor most closely in the new year. This information provides a road map your organization can use to ...
Feb 1st, 2012
Use the 2012 OIG Work Plan to chart your hospital’s compliance plan. By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCS-P Last month, we explained the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) annual work plan, with details about physician practice interests for 2012, from an audit and evaluation perspective ...
Jan 1st, 2012
Follow the OIG’s lead to ensure Medicare compliance in your office. Arguably, there has never been a more tumultuous time to be a coder or a practice manager. You are dealing not only with the daily tasks of a busy and multifaceted physician organization, but also many new and upcoming issues, such as: Version 5010 ...
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Feb 1st, 2010
By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P Each October, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals to us in their annual Work Plan what they will be working on with respect to Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs and operations in the upcoming year. This plan can give you an idea of what ...
Mar 1st, 2009
Hospitals would do well to monitor their plan using the 2009 OIG Work Plan. By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P In the January issue of Coding Edge, we looked at the 2009 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan as it pertains to physician practices. We would be remiss, however, if we didn’t look ...