Monitor Mondays Podcasts

“We have been slammed with Medicare Advantage DRG audits,” wrote Sandra from Indiana during last week’s Monitor Mondays broadcast. We asked RACmonitor national correspondent J. Paul Spencer with DoctorsManagement to investigate this issue for the next edition of the weekly Internet radio broadcast. Will there be more of these audits? Do these represent low-hanging fruit for auditors? Stay tuned.

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2018 is shaping up to be another tumultuous year in healthcare. Decisions being made in Washington will impact every practice, facility, and health system. With so many major changes taking place, you need to stay informed and alert. RACmonitor and Monitor Mondays will help you stay in front of the issues that will alter the delivery of healthcare now and for the next decade.

 

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Dr. Anna Konopka, an 83-year-old internist practicing in New London, N.H., a town of 4,000 residents, hopes to regain her medical license after it was revoked by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. Without a computer, the Board contends that she can’t access the state’s mandatory drug monitoring program.
 

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A recently unsealed federal whistleblower lawsuit alleges that 69 Indiana hospitals engaged in a pattern of overcharging patients for their electronic medical records (EMRs). The lawsuit was filed as an alleged violation of the federal False Claims Act.
 

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Earlier this year, embattled physician Bryan Merrick, 65, the medical director for the Tennessee-based McKenzie Medical Center, had his Medicare billing privileges pulled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) due to what he describes as simple clerical errors.
 

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