tci Part B Insider - 2010 Issue 11

COMPLIANCE: Facet Joint Injections, Ultrasound Services on OIG's Radar Screen

Know what the OIG's watching to make sure you're billing properly. The OIG makes recommendations to CMS throughout the year explaining where they've found that the government is losing money on health care and offering recommendations on how to stop the leaks. And when CMS doesn't follow up on those recommendations, the OIG doesn't just forget about them. The "Compendium of Unimplemented OIG Recommendations" lists several areas where the OIG's suggestions have not yet been put into action. (See page 81 for more on the OIG report.) Following are three areas that the OIG identified as being of...

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