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OIG Releases Another Scathing Report on Chiropractic & Medicare

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services released a report dated October 2016 entitled: Hundreds of Millions in Medicare Payments for Chiropractic Services Did Not Comply with Medicare Requirements. Continue reading

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Via: OIG Continues its Focus on GIP Abuse – What Hospice Providers Need to Know

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector Genera l(OIG) issued a report on hospice billing for general inpatient care (GIP). According to the OIG, hospices billed Medicare for GIP inappropriately in one-third of stays in 2012, … Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” MAC Probes, AHA Lawsuits, and OIG Reports on E/M

Bill Malm of Craneware reviews some new OIG Reports, foreshadowing perhaps a flood of E/M Audits by CMS contractors. We also hear from Dr. Ron Hirsch of Accretive PAS about some of the insanity coming out of the MACs in Probe and Educate. Jessica Gustafson and Abby Pendleton from The Health Law Partners give us some legal perspective on the OIG postings, and a short review of the recent AHA filing of a mandamus complaint – a filing seeking a judicial remedy to require CMS to “meet statutory deadlines for administrative review of denials” for Medicare claims. Continue reading

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