Long-Term Care

PPS Q&A

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, July 1, 2009

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Q: With all the changes that are going on in long-term care and auditing programs, our facility is unsure of who the different auditors are and what they look at. Could you please give us a brief overview of the types of audits?

A: As evidenced by the increasing statistics of improper payments from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, changes are necessary to combat this problem. One of the government’s most crucial and essential tools is audits.
Being the subject of an audit in no way means you are being accused of fraudulent or abusive behavior, but it may mean there are aberrancies in your data or in the services you provide that have caught the attention of an auditor.

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