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Critical care billing errors can be a bad habit warns Scott Kraft, CPMA, CPC, auditor for DoctorsManagement.
 
The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 13 to remove a lower court stay on CMS' vaccination mandate, requiring millions of health care workers in facilities receiving federal funds to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
 
 
Your practice should expect to get docked several thousand dollars and be ready to enter a mandatory corrective action plan if it doesn’t have a system for responding to patient requests for medical records and other protected health information (PHI). It only takes one patient to trigger an expensive settlement.
 
The current issue of Part B News features a story on what to do when you've required staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and some of them refuse to get the shot. A heath care lawyer gives some added perspective on the two primary reasons employees may refuse.
 
A practice will pay more than $340,000 to resolve incident-to error allegations. Was it worth the extra 15%?
 

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