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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert


Is Your Doctor 'Absent-Minded?' That Excuse Won't Fly With OIG

Plus: Auditors have been known to tap into hospitals' wireless hotspots from the parking lot to see if patient information is freely accessible.Your practice has to navigate various compliance issues every single day, and it can be hard to get answers from the OIG on how to resolve specific problems. The OIG discussed many of these issues during its four-hour HEAT Provider Compliance Training session on May 17, where OIG experts offered advice on how to avoid healthcare fraud and abuse, and what to do if you find these issues in your practice.Although the OIG reps covered a very wide range of issues during the training session, we've broken down six of the most important compliance topics that apply to Part B practices, and shared the advice that the OIG reps elucidated during the conference.1. Don't try the "my doctor's bad at record-keeping" defense. The OIG and CMS expect your [...]

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