The recent study was commissioned by the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals. A report released last week found that the federal government has reduced Medicare and Medicaid payments to hospitals by nearly $253 billion, through 12 different legislative actions since 2010. $253 billion.   Two quick…
President Trump issues an executive order on kidney disease and a new payment model for radiation therapy. As reported by Dr. Ronald Hirsch on the RACmonitor.com Monitor Mondays webcast, last week the president issued an executive order on kidney disease. The executive order was touted by many in the medical…
The PIM is a woefully inadequate guide for audits leveraging extrapolation. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of reports on alleged bias the author has uncovered in extrapolation audits. This is part four of a three-part series expressing my disappointment in chapter 8 of the Medicare Program…
In the Medicare world, 24 hours often does not equal one day. The headline seems to ask a simple question, but in the Medicare compliance and billing world, it’s not. Keeping days and hours clear is crucial. Let’s take a deep dive into that topic, but be prepared for a…