Sep 12th, 2017
Telehealth vendors like MDLive, Doctor on Demand, Teledoc, and others offered free on-line services to victims of Texas-ravishing Hurricane Harvey. Now, the telehealth industry is providing the same services in Florida and Georgia to victims of Hurricane Irma. Florida-based Nemours Children’s Health chipped in to help Texas victims, and Fierce Healthcare reports they and others are doing ...
Feb 27th, 2014
By Michael D. Miscoe, Esq., CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CPCO The Federal Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program, “a joint project” of the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “recovered a record $4.3 billion” for fiscal year 2013, “up from $4.2 billion in 2012.” That amounted to $8.10 “for ...
May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
In Audit
Mar 16th, 2012
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) plans to collect overpayments within 60 days of discovery to bolster an ongoing assault on fraud and abuse, but the move may require practices to maintain patient records for 10 years. AMA: Overpayment Rule May Force Record Hoarding was last modified: March 20th, 2012 by admin aapc...
In Audit
Dec 15th, 2011
Part D prescription fraud is the latest target of efforts to continue identifying, preventing, and recovering fraud, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) announced Dec. 13. CMS is asking Part D prescription drug plan sponsors to stop drug misuse and fraud, especially with pain killers like OxyContin, which are the fifth most filled class of ...