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Archive for September, 2012

Medical Societies, Medical Boards, Medical Associations

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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Mandatory Compliance Program for Physician Practices – New Blue Paper

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Physician Practice Mandatory Compliance Programs

New Blue Paper on Compliance Programs for Physician Groups

It is no secret that the government is becoming increasingly aggressive in its enforcement efforts against health care providers.  At the same time, regulations are becoming more complicated.  The combination of these two forces means that many unknowing providers are being caught up in costly investigations of their practices.  The government is taking a “return on investment” approach to health care fraud and is seeing a good return on every dollar that they put into the efforts.  As a result, we cannot expect fraud enforcement to decrease any time soon.

 For this reason, it is important that providers, including medical practices, develop and operate systems to help them comply with governmental regulations and third party payer billing requirements.  The development of a formalized compliance program has become an indispensible part of the risk management process of medical practice.  Failure to maintain compliance can lead to an increase in reimbursement disputes, increased uncollectable fees, more demands for repayment, civil litigation and in extreme cases, potential criminal prosecution.

Ruder Ware has just published a new “Blue Paper” on development of Compliance Programs for Physician Practices.  Mandatory Compliance Program Blue Paper

John H. Fisher

Health Care Counsel
Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
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P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050

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