HHS Watchdog Details 2015 Plans To Scrutinize Medical Billing
Law360, New York (October 31, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday detailed its priorities for investigating Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements in fiscal 2015, vowing to scrutinize billing by insurance plans, medical device makers and an array of health care providers.
The annual work plan describes roughly 135 reports that the inspector general intends to issue in the coming year. As usual, the watchdog will cover lots of ground trying to identify outright fraud as well as failure to comply with technical requirements of billing regulations.
Although some of the reports will explore entirely new areas, many...
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