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A prescription for compliance programs

The scope of federal and state fraud and abuse enforcement efforts are steadily increasing nationwide, confronting providers with criminal, civil and administrative sanctions. A well-designed compliance plan can deter improper conduct and can identify it before much damage can be done.

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Reassignment billing of Medicare payments

Medical groups commonly enter into independent contractor relationships with specialists, billing for their services through reassignment of Medicare benefit payments. But physicians must ensure that their reassignment practices do not run afoul of HCFA’s intent to enforce prohibitions against some forms of reassignment

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Consider cash-based subspecialties

A well conceived and managed service for which patients pay cash can add thousands of dollars a year to your bottom line. Consider several issues in order to develop such a service that is both responsible and beneficial to you and your patients.

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