How the OIG Plans to Audit the Government's Massive COVID Spending.
This quarter, the OIG has ramped up its velocity of adding new items to their work plan. Which is really saying something, considering how many items they've been adding since the start of the pandemic.
I suppose it should come as very little surprise, given the enormous expenditures the federal government has laid out during the pandemic. Considering those massive sums, I think it’s safe to assume we will continue to see an increase in oversight and enforcement activity for some time to come.
Which is why we continue to keep you up to speed with our ongoing eBrief series, “OIG Work Plan Updates.” In this issue, we’re doing a complete roundup of the second quarter’s most important items, including:
- Ensuring Hospitals Implement Measures to Prevent and Detect Cyber Attacks
- Reimbursing Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Billing by Critical Access Hospital and the Healthcare Practitioner to Medicare Part B
- Auditing of CARES Act Provider Relief Funds
- Using Modifier 25, Minor Procedures, and E/M in Dermatology Practices