Corporate Compliance

Watch ESRD payments, implement control strategies

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, April 1, 2008

An OIG audit recently resulted in a hospital repaying more than $60,000 for laboratory services to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients the OIG claimed were improperly billed. Avoid a similar fate by implementing the tips our experts recommend. What the OIG said The audited hospital committed the following three errors, according to the OIG, when billing for laboratory services to ESRD patients: 1. Billing for services that should have been included in the composite rate

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