Fraud & Abuse Silliness at CMS – Look for The Crooks, Don’t Punish the 99%

Be certain that CMS and their investigative arm, the OIG, will come up with new regulations to prevent fraud – at the expense of the universe of hardworking, honest providers! This week’s post LTC Management looks at the recent release of provider data, the media’s scrutiny of data they do not have the capacity to … Click to continue reading

When worlds collide: How to navigate productive EHR use mindful of CMS fraud and abuse audits

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) suspects Electronic Health Records (EHRs) may encourage fraud and abuse. Their recommendation: Better audits. Meanwhile, a recent article in the New York Times highlights the use of medical scribes to minimize physicians’ EHR workload. The OIG issued two reports in the past 30 … Click to continue reading

LTC physician listed as 2010’s No. 1 Part D prescriber

If you are a licensed prescriber and work in geriatrics or LTC, your 2010 Part D prescribing records are probably now public. http://www.propublica.org/article/part-d-prescriber-checkup-mainbar  This link takes you to a well researched, and largely balanced, ProPublica analysis of the complete Part D prescribing database for 2010. A well respected LTC physician, Daniel J. Hurley M.D., who … Click to continue reading