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In this case, more than 50 percent of the practice’s patients refuse to provide an email address or do not have one to provide. Recently, I’ve seen a slew of meaningful use audits. Hospitals go through these audits all the time. It usually goes like this: a hospital purchases an…
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RACs will soon be auditing PET scans. The “COVID pause button” on Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audits has been lifted, and the RACs are back on the attack. The audits actually restarted back in August 2020, but never have I seen the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dish…
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Credible allegations of fraud is a low standard to meet. If you are accused of Medicare fraud, your Medicare reimbursements will be immediately cut off without any due process or ability to defend yourself against the allegations. If you accept Medicare and Medicaid, then you are held to strict regulations,…
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Even though the public health emergency (“PHE”) for the COVID pandemic is scheduled to expire July 24, 2020, all evidence indicates that the PHE will be renewed. I cannot imagine a scenario in which the PHE is not extended, especially with the sudden uptick of COVID. Center for Medicare and…