Corporate Compliance

OIG posts 2008 Work Plan

Compliance Monitor, October 3, 2007

The OIG posted their 2008 Work Plan on October 1, and they included areas and issues that will be focused on in the coming year through audits, evaluations, and inspections. In the plan, the OIG focused on Medicare hospitals, including 10 new items that hospitals should take into account. New items included: hospital capital payments, Medicare disproportionate share payments, provider bad debts, and other areas that hospitals can relate to their operations.

The OIG addressed health care fraud, and said they will continue to investigate false claims, violations of the Federal healthcare anti-kickback statute, and will apply lessons learned through their work related to fraudulent DME suppliers in South Florida to other areas of the nation.

Join HCPro on November 13 for "Analyzing the 2008 OIG Work Plan: Strategies for Hospital Compliance", a 90-minute audioconference to help you identify and prepare for both the major and minor flags on the OIG's radar. Get the upper hand by positioning your staff and resources to make sure your hospital meets-and exceeds-the areas the OIG will review in the Work Plan. You will take away tips and tools that you can immediately use in your facility.

To read the plan click here.

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