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Getting Started on a Rehab Compliance Plan

June 30, 2010 0 Comments
Getting Started on a Rehab Compliance Plan

Elements of a rehab compliance plan View more presentations from Nancy Beckley.

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Medicare Strike Force: More DOJ Therapy Fraud Indictments in Detroit

June 28, 2010 0 Comments
Medicare Strike Force:  More DOJ Therapy Fraud Indictments in Detroit

The US Department of Justice announced this month the indictment of yet another sham therapy operator in Detroit.  According to the DOJ Press Release Evidence at trial established that Bernice Brown was the owner and president of Wayne County Therapeutic Inc. (WCT) in Livonia, Mich. Daniel Smorynski was the vice president of WCT. WCT purported […]

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MedPAC June Report Issued: “Aligning Incentives in Medicare”

June 28, 2010 0 Comments
MedPAC June Report Issued: “Aligning Incentives in Medicare”

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) relased their June report to Congress last week.  Of note to the rehab and therapy community is Chapter Eight:  “Addressing the Growth of Ancillary Services in Physician Offices.” The chapter on ancillary services addresses outpatient therapy including physical, occupational and speech therapies.  Of note is the discussion regarding the growth […]

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Final Rule Released – Includes Temporary Certification Programs for EHR

June 18, 2010 0 Comments
Final Rule Released – Includes Temporary Certification Programs for EHR

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Technology released the final rule today that includes provisions for temporary certification of programs for EHR.  (This will eventually be replaced by a permanent certification program).  The entire press release can be found at the HHS website.  “By purchasing certified EHR technology, hospitals and eligible professionals […]

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OIG Testimony Before the House Sub-Committees on Health & Oversight

June 15, 2010 0 Comments
OIG Testimony Before the House Sub-Committees on Health & Oversight

Lewis Morris, the Chief Counsel to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of HHS provided testimony this morning before the subcommittes on Health & Oversight of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.  The text of Mr. Morris’s message provides insight into successful fraud and abuse intitatives by the OIG as well as the success […]

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