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Fraud and abuse
The limits on giving free goods and services to Medicare and Medicaid patients are complex. Here’s how to avoid regulatory trouble.
Creating and keeping the right documents is key to answering reviewers' questions about electronic health record compliance.
Without reasonable controls, you may be inviting embezzlement.
Implementing internal controls in your practice will help you stop embezzlement and keep what you earn.
The article explains clarifications to the anti-kickback statute that were recently issued by the Office of Inspector General. The focus is on waiver of copayments for indigent patients.
The OIG’s voluntary compliance guidance can help your solo or small group practice prevent fraud and abuse.
This article will describe a recent fraud alert issued by the Office of Inspector General affecting physicians who rent space in their offices to companies that sell medical supplies and devices.
The author explains the Medicare policy on reassignment, the exceptions and why it's important in the current climate of increased fraud and abuse enforcement.
Implementing a formal plan can help prevent fraud and reduce the likelihood of significant penalties, but remember that one size fits one.