Healthcare News & Insights

CMS changing rules on what counts as kickbacks

Amid one of the largest “takedowns” of anti-kickback violations, the feds are changing the rules on what kind of compensation agreements will come under scrutiny. 

More meaningful use flexibility and audits are coming

A proposed rule could make it easier to attest to meaningful use Stages 1 and 2, but an auditor could still be coming to penalize you for past attestation. 

What hospitals can learn from latest OIG audit

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) just completed another round of its hospital billing compliance audits. Based on its findings, hospitals can get an idea of what the feds are looking at right now – and how to avoid issues with their own billing and coding.

OIG seeking advice on self-disclosure protocol

If you have an opinion you want to share with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on self-disclosure protocols, feel free to add your two cents now.

Report: 86% of patient injuries go unreported

Hospitals’ incident reporting systems are only registering about 14% of patient injuries, according to a new study.