Nov 1st, 2012
By David Lane, PhD, CHC, CPC, CAPPM “Compliance” often conjures up images of boring lectures, law enforcement, huge fines, scary “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” mentality, and worse. In reality, compliance is an integral part of the health field. And with health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
In Audit
Jun 18th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) won’t renew three of its five Medicaid Integrity Contractor (MIC) contracts in the wake of criticism that contractors’ work cost more than they return. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) also expressed concern the work didn’t fit with redesign efforts ...
Mar 1st, 2012
Part 2: Make numbers five through one part of your compliance plan. Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCC, COBGC, CCS-P, CCS Last month, we began exploring the top 10 compliance concerns for which all physician practices, regardless of specialty or size, should be on the lookout (“Overcome Coders’ Top 10 Compliance Concerns,” February 2012). ...