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OIG Annual Work Plan 2014 – What Is New

OIG 2014 Annual Work Plan Contains Several New Items

2014 Annual Work Plan OIGThe Office of Inspector General has issued its revised 2014 annual work plan.  The work plan contains several new items that have not been part of previous work plans that were previously released by the Office of Inspector General.

We will be summarizing specific new items in the work plan over a series of blog posts.

Some of the new items include:

  • Outpatient evaluation and management services billed at the new patient rate;
  • Indirect medical education payments;
  • Bone marrow or system cell transplants;
  • Oversight of hospital privileging;
  • Medicare Part A billing by skilled nursing facilities;
  • Billing patters for Part B services during nursing home stays;
  • Hospice in assisted living facilities;
  • Power mobility device add on payment for face-to-face examination;
  • Portfolio report on Part B payments for chiropractic services;
  • Outpatient evaluation and management services billed at the new patient rate;
  • New inpatient admission criteria policies and practices;

There are many additional new items contained in the 2014 work plan.  Providers should examine the 2014 work plan to determine what, if any, new items may pertain to their compliance programs and practices.

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