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A Roadmap for New Physicians: Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

February 15, 2011 0 Comments
A Roadmap for New Physicians: Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

CMS uploaded a new You Tube video of their previously released slide presentation to new physician on avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse.  While specifically designed for new physicians there are good compliance references for rehab providers.  Listen and enjoy!

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RAC Talk with HCPro

February 10, 2011 0 Comments
RAC Talk with HCPro

Nancy Beckley was interviewed recently by James Carroll at HCPro Revenue Cycyle Institute’s Blog for he thoughts on the Recovery Audit Contractor Program and what’s ahead for providers this coming year.

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RAC Untimed Codes Issues Misinterpreted by Region A RAC

February 4, 2011 0 Comments
RAC Untimed Codes Issues Misinterpreted by Region A RAC

Pennsylvania providers are reporting problems with therapy untimed codes that are subject to RAC automated reviews.  While CMS policy indicates that therapy untimed codes may only be billed in increments of one unit per visit, the RACs are interpreting that two untimed codes billed on the same day are apparantly equivalent to two units of one untimed codes.  This […]

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OIG Releases 10 Most Wanted List

February 3, 2011 0 Comments
OIG Releases 10 Most Wanted List

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health & Human Services (OIG) released its first ever 10 Most Wanted List of  Health Care Care Fugitives.  “With out Most Wanted Fugitives List, OIG is asking the publis’s help in tracking down fugitives.  The public has a stake in the fight against fraud, waste […]

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