Patient and Employee Screening in Your Medical Office to Avoid CMPs

The OIG (Office of the Inspector General) is cracking down more than ever in 2015 on Medicare fraud and abuse, which means that it’s a crucial time to review your medical office’s patient and employee screening practices. Recent statutes have expanded the authority of the OIG to exclude individuals from all federal health care programs….

Medicare Funding: How New Legislation is Paving the Path toward Reform

New Legislation is Affecting Funding and Medicare Reform Medicare funding has been the cause of much controversy in Washington. On Thursday December 12, 2013 the House of Representatives passed a two-year federal budget agreement. It extended Medicare’s current physician payment update of 0.5% through the end of March and avoids scheduled physician pay cuts of…