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January 26, 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From Report on Medicare Compliance - Medical College of Wisconsin agreed to pay $840,000 to settle false claims allegations that two of its teaching physicians charged Medicare for performing more than one neurosurgery at the same time, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin said on Jan. 9. The case underscores the cluster of risks associated with billing by teaching physicians in connection with residents, which can send Medicare reimbursement on a downward spiral to overpayment recoupment and in some instances potentially put patients in harm’s way. Read more

CMS says it has thrown an ambulatory surgery center out of Medicare… Read more

The existing recovery audit contractors (RACs) will not review inpatient admissions in… Read more

If the release of the final regulation on the Medicare-Medicaid 60-day overpayment… Read more

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January 22, 2015
OIG Posts Review of Compounded Drugs in Hospitals

The OIG posted a report on Medicare's oversight of compounded drugs in hospitals. http://go.usa.gov/J7Bk

January 20, 2015
OIG Posts Medicare Review of Ochsner Medical

OIG posted a Medicare compliance review of Ochsner Medical Center. http://tinyurl.com/mjyctul

January 13, 2015
OIG Admits Errors in Patient Payments

OIG posted a report saying CMS did not always pay hospitals correctly for clinic visits in 2012. http://go.usa.gov/z8vA

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