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Does your organization perform blood draws for laboratory tests? Do your lab technicians who draw blood ever need to travel to obtain the specimen from the patient?
If you are a provider of equipment or supplies to your patients, the latest OIG audit report will be of interest to you.
1. United States Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Wheeling Hospital, R & V Associates, and Ronald Violi Based on Improper Payments and Kickbacks to Physicians –
An infusion service is defined as the “administration of intravenous fluids and/or drugs over a period of time for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.”
The OIG’s most recently published report reveals its findings of overpayments associated with HBO (and they’re not talking about the cable channel).
Q1: Can a physician and an NPP of the same specialty and the same group are both bill critical care code 99291 if documenting the critical time for the patient?
1. Scripps Health to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Claims for Services Rendered by Unauthorized Physical Therapists –
The OIG has updated their work plan with its January 2018 additions. Let’s take a deep dive into the updates and what they mean for you as a compliance professional.