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Pay-per-view: OIG Work Plan steps up focus on quality

APCs Insider, February 15, 2008

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Although the scope of work outlined in the Office of Inspector General (OIG)Work Plan for 2008 may not be as dramatic as it has been in past years, the OIG has intensified its focus on Medicare payments for transfers and other quality-of-care concerns. Keeping in line with the expansion of the recovery audit contractor (RAC) program, the OIG Work Plan also maintains a strong focus on DRGs. And although the Work Plan tends to inspire providers to conduct annual audits, organizations should actually conduct audits more frequently.

Click here to read more about the 2008 OIG Work Plan. Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies subscribers have free access to this article in the January issue via their online subscriptions.



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