Providers are pleased that CMS is delaying enforcement of new guidelines governing Medicare reimbursements for short-term hospital stays, but they insist the new rule is flawed and say they will continue to oppose it. >>>
The federal government's latest efforts to identify and correct fraud, waste, and abuse within federally funded healthcare programs are outlined in the 2014 work plan issued by the Office of Inspector General. >>>
By using a tool to calculate "extrapolated overpayment," Recovery Audit Contractors can allege fraud long after providers have received payment and thought there was no dispute, says one expert. >>>
Mismanagement or sloppy business practices can quickly lead to trouble with Medicare fraud investigators, even when healthcare providers have no intention to defraud the government. >>>
Here's the dilemma for hospital and health system leaders: Many feel their reimbursements will ratchet down regardless of whether or not they make the big investments needed to transform their business models. >>>
Reduced reimbursements are the most-cited threat to healthcare organizations, but strategic leaders can find ways to mitigate the potential harm by shoring up collections and getting serious about analytics. >>>
Patient safety advocate Charles Denham, MD, denies taking kickbacks from a product manufacturer, but the National Quality Forum and the Leapfrog Group are parting ways with him. >>>
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