Long-Term Care

LTC providers who obstruct audits could have their Medicare certifications revoked

MDS 3.0 Insider, May 15, 2014

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Long-term care providers who obstruct audits soon could have their Medicare and Medicaid certifications revoked, according to a newly proposed rule from the OIG.
Currently, individuals and organizations can be removed from Medicare or Medicaid if they are convicted of obstructing a criminal investigation. The Affordable Care Act empowered the government to also kick out those who are found guilty of obstructing audits. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has created a rule to implement this ACA provision, which was published Friday in the Federal Register. 
 
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