Physician Practice

Getting milked over carrier probes

Physician Practice Perspective, July 21, 2002

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Physicians can save money and put the kibosh on government’s revenue cowNew government guidelines this year are giving Medicare carriers the green light to go after providers for false claims and overpayments. Carriers are using so-called probe letters to reopen claims for medical review. And sample sizes for these claims reviews are not the petite versions on the old insurance racks. They’re much broader. This means carriers could discover more mistakes, even a hint of fraud, and possibly forward your case to the Office of Inspector General.“But these reviews are sen

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