tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2009 Issue 6

COMPLIANCE: Let The OIG Advisory Process Help Your Practice

Tip: Ask before you implement policies. You've most likely read one or two of the OIG's "advisory opinions" in the past, but rather than just know the rules for other practices, you can use this process to help your own.What is it: If you think one of your practice's actions might be in violation of the law (such as the civil monetary penalties or Stark laws), you can ask the OIG to analyze your case and make a determination regarding the legality of your arrangement.What it doesn't cover: The OIG will not address topics such as "model...

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