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COVID-19: Coronavirus and Compliance A Special 60-Minute Open Door Forum
At the intersection of compliance and the coronavirus – a jarring combination, in light of the fact that the continuing viral pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 and infected more than 11 million in the U.S.
Triaging Denials: Emphasize Preparation, Don’t Panic
There has recently been, as some might suggest, the luxury of taking a brief hiatus from medical record audits. But that was then, and this is now. Because now is the time to prepare, assess timeframes and provider requirements, and ensure that a proper compliance plan is in place.
Avoiding a Major Healthcare Crisis: The Need to Bring Back Post-Acute Waivers
The coronavirus winter surge is quickly approaching, and at a time when the United States is experiencing record numbers of daily positive COVID-19 tests, with corresponding increases in hospitalizations expected to follow.
Civil Monetary Penalties for Paying Ransomware Demands
The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued an advisory on potential sanction risks for facilitating ransomware payments.
Beware of Audit Hot Spots Highlighted by the CARES Act
Providers that received payments from the federal Provider Relief Fund will be required to file reports demonstrating their compliance with the terms and conditions of those payments.
Stopping the Bleeding: More Cuts Proposed for 340B
More payment cuts are being proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for next year, a move sure to impact the many hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program, as described in the 2021 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule.