As a physician, you are aware of the confusing and complex world of medical coding.
Here are two views on Stark Law — one from a lawyer representing practices and one from the OIG. Is it possible they are talking about the same thing?
If we do not start demanding real solutions from our candidates … we will not be able to avoid an eventual government takeover of the healthcare industry.
The government has new tools for identifying excessive use of suspect medical codes, so you must vigilantly keep abreast of what those codes are to avoid trouble.
Once the pilot HIPAA audit program concludes, and the full wave of inspections begins, physicians can expect more headaches.
Before ACOs are in full swing, HHS may need to make some tweaks to its current rules on physicians, relationships, and payments.
Ready to opt out of Medicare? Are you sure? OK, here are the steps physicians can take.
Physicians continue to drop Medicare patients and it will continue unless something is done to reinvigorate enthusiasm on the part of providers.
Private practices live in fear of violating the False Claims Act, but one proves the need for more judicial oversight between providers and government agencies.