From Report on Medicare Compliance - Recovery audit contractors (RACs) will soon be back in business now that CMS has chosen vendors for the second round of the program. Read more
From Report on Medicare Compliance - A medical group in New York state has settled a false claims lawsuit over copay waivers and misuse of low-level CPT codes, two areas that seem to be dogging providers. Hudson Valley Hematology-Oncology Associates, which operates six clinics, agreed to pay $5.31 million to settle Medicare and Medicaid false claims allegations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said Oct. 21. Read more
From Report on Patient Privacy - Adam Greene, a former regulator with the HHS Office for Civil Rights, says he likes “a bunch of things” in the new guidance on the use of cloud service providers (CSPs) issued last month by OCR (see story, p. 5). The guidance includes 11 FAQs, which run the gamut from whether CSPs have to report “suspected or known security incidents” to the covered entity (CE) or business associate (“yes”) and if… Read more
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