OIG has announced its priorities for 2013 and some are of special interest to physicians.
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.
Physicians who reassign their right to bill the Medicare program can still be liable for false claims
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.
It is apparent that preventive care will take on greater importance in the "reformed " health care system and while Medicare historically did not cover routine or preventive screening services, the list of preventive services now covered by Medicare has grown in recent years. Physicians should familiarize themselves with the applicable coverage and billing rules so… Continue Reading
Does your practice bill Medicare for diagnostic tests? If so, you have until January 1, 2009 to make sure your arrangements comply with the now very complicated anti-markup rule.