May 1st, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC In the spring of 2003, Columbia/HCA agreed to pay $631 million in civil penalties and damages for filing false claims to Medicare, along with an additional $250 million to resolve overpayment issues. Several years earlier, in late 2000, Columbia/HCA pled guilty to related criminal charges, for which the company ...
In Audit
Apr 30th, 2010
More scrutiny of new health care reform (HCR) laws bodes well for coders, to whom physicians will turn to help them avoid expansion of the government’s reach under the federal False Claims Act (FCA), according to an amednews.com report. Experts recommend physicians turn to coders to regularly analyze claims. Expansion of False Claims Review Bodes Well for ...