Recent press releases provide notice of activities that draw the government’s ire — and result in serious criminal consequences. Focusing on these issues is a helpful exercise for any physician trying to stay within the law.
Medical practices and physicians are beginning to receive both audit and repayment letters from RACs. So ,if you’re still not familiar with this aggressive audit and recovery program, your are well-advised to begin preparing for the possibility that some of your claims may be reviewed by a RAC.
With the rollout of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audit program in full swing, physicians should be paying close attention to their medical record documentation efforts. One of the Medicare documentation requirement that many physicians don’t fully appreciate is the requirement that all medical records be signed by the performing physician. Specifically, Medicare requires that… Continue Reading
Document, document, document! is the cry of health care attorneys and consultants across the Country when asked what physicians can do to protect their practices from fraud and abuse liability. But what happens if you receive a Medicare audit request and you find out that your documentation isn’t so good or even non-existent? Many physicians when faced… Continue Reading