You can offer patients transportation to and from your office for appointments and more items for free or at a discount now that the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has softened some of the harshness of the anti-kickback statute and the civil monetary penalties law in a series of rules and announcements released Dec. 7.
Review your meaningful use data to make sure you haven’t misplaced reportable data such as patient smoking status, and get ready not only to attest but also to testify should Figliozzi and Company pick you for a meaningful use audit.
Don’t sleepwalk through your encounters with patients needing referrals for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment — the complex coverage requirements for CPAP might easily be leading to unintended denials.
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