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We're broadcasting live from the HCCA 2013 Annual Compliance Institute in National Harbor Washington overlooking the Potomac River. If there's a rock star in the list of presenters here it would be the Inspector General Daniel R. (Call me "Dan") Levinson. He was, of course, the keynote speaker this morning,…
Reporting from the AAPC's annual conference in Orlando, Florida this week, Monitor Monday regular J. Paul Spencer, the compliance officer for Fi-Med Management, was struck by a noticeable change this year compared to last year's event: ICD-10. Spencer noted that when the question about ICD-10 and its impact on the…
There certainly must be some intense level of scrutiny by the recovery auditors on inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) given the number of questions the subject generated today during Monitor Monday. Angela M. Phillips, PT, president and CEO of Images & Associates, was the special guest today. She wasted no time…
We're taking Monitor Monday on the road to cover the HCCA's annual compliance institute in Baltimore, April 21 and 22. Nancy Beckley, who's been a regular on the long-running live Internet radio broadcast since January 2010, will co-host. The line-up is impressive and includes HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson. We…
The village in which I live is peopled, in large part, by folks whom demographers describe as "extremely high net worth." These are, as the song goes, "people who live on the hill." And when they cruise down into town in their luxury sedans or well-maintained classic automobiles, it's a…
As reported here at RACmonitor e-news, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) presented the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013 in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Here’s back story by way of a highly placed source at AHIMA. It turns out that Graves and Schiff,…
Our special guest on Monitor Monday, March 18, will be Gloria Jarmon from the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Jarmon heads up the largest civilian audit agency in the federal government and the biggest section of the OIG. We expect Ms.…
I call San Diego my hometown, although I live up the coast in La Jolla. So anytime a hospital makes news locally, I'm keen to see if there are any national implications. So, naturally, I was concerned when the local newspaper here, the San Diego Union-Tribune, began writing stories about…