In Audit
Oct 12th, 2012
By Charla Prillaman, CPCO, CPC, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CPMA, CHCO Changes to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Work Plan for 2013 includes reviews of the use of commercial mailboxes, provision of motorized wheelchairs and prosthetics, payments to providers subject to debt collection, and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and diabetes supplier.  Special attention is ...
In Billing
Aug 16th, 2010
All signs point to a favorable hiring market for the health care industry in the second half of this year, and a culmination of Congressional activity is more than likely responsible. Various health system reform legislation has provided an influx of money to support job growth and payment updates for physicians. It also is assumed health ...
In Audit
Jul 2nd, 2010
Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit and investigative activity between Oct. 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010 resulted in expected recoveries amounting to approximately $3.1 billion, according to the agency’s Semiannual Report to Congress. This dollar amount is considerably lower than the $20.97 billion the OIG said it expected to recover in its Semiannual Report ...
In Billing
Jun 11th, 2010
The opportunity to comment on the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) program proposed rule, which defines “meaningful use” of EHR technology and outlines provisions governing EHR incentives, ended March 15. Industry stakeholders, however, continue to voice their concerns about the criteria providers must meet to receive incentive payments, saying they are unrealistic and impossib...
In CMS
Dec 14th, 2009
To promote health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Dec. 9 several states that will receive federal matching funds for planning activities necessary to implement the electronic health records (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). States Receive Funding for ...