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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

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Fla. Practice Must Pay $7.3 Million for Administering False Drug Tests

If a service falls into the grey area of Medicare and is deemed medically unnecessary, it will likely not be covered—or worse, generate an audit. A Jacksonville, Fla. group practice was recently punished under the False Claims Act for administering unnecessary quantitative drug tests. This specific kind of testing shows providers if illicit drugs are in the urine, is extremely [...]