Health Information Management

OIG releases 2011 Work Plan: EMTALA out, radiation therapy and medical devices in

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 12, 2010

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Medical devices, radiation therapy quality and safety, and an expanded focus on the three- and one-day payment windows are among the highlights of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) fiscal year (FY) 2011 Work Plan. The Work Plan, posted October 1, introduces some new focus areas but largely continues the OIG's stance from 2010.

"What we're really looking at are four or five really brand new issues," says Stephen Miller, JD, chief compliance and privacy officer for Trenton, NJ-based Capital Health System, Inc. This should make the work easier for hospital compliance officers, who often target new topics as ones for which they must develop additional auditing tools and strategies.
 
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