Corporate Compliance

The ZPICs are coming

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, October 1, 2009

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A new crop of CMS contractors might make billing more challenging in the near future. CMS is in the process of replacing its program safeguard contractors (PSC) with seven regional zone program integrity contractors (ZPIC). It’s the job of these new contractors to scrutinize Medicare and Medicaid claims, which entails looking for fraud or billing errors using sophisticated auditing techniques.

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