OIG Healthcare Targets for 2012

October 10th, 2011

On October 5, the Office of Inspector General released it's 2012 work plan. 

Medicare Part B areas that will be investigated include:

  • Incident to services--specifically for those that physicians that collect more than the norm for their speciality.
  • Unrelated services provided during global surgery periods.
  • Place of service errors.
  • Compliance with assignment rules--specifically are providers writing-down or writing-off per Medicare determinations.
  • Ambulatory service centers.
  • Chiropractors.
  • Sleep testing.
  • Excessive payments for diagnostic radiology.

For the complete plan for Medicare Part B, visit http://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/archives/workplan/2012/WP01-Mcare_A+B.pdf.

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