OIG Report Highlights Need to Understand Guidelines

by  Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
July 28th, 2020

A July 2020 OIG report once again highlights the necessity for organizations to fully understand requirements for codes. A review of the report shows that providers failed to meet Medicare requirements. Even though this particular review was for psychotherapy services, these types of problems are ongoing issues for multiple types of services and specialties and for many different payers as well:

The following are some key takeaways from the report that all healthcare providers and organizations need to pay attention to:

These are all areas that should be addressed as part of any documentation improvement plan to ensure compliance.

References:

OIG Report Highlights Need to Understand Guidelines. (2020, July 28). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/oig-report-highlights-need-to-understand-guidelines-36669.html

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