AHA Seeks Federal Help to Stop Medicare Billing Abuse
The Center for Public Integrity.
The AHA, which represents 5,000 hospitals nationwide, has also asked the government to determine whether electronic health records are prompting overcharges. The group wants to work with law enforcement officials to write specific Medicare standards to keep members in compliance with billing laws.
This response comes after recent reports found medical professionals have been steadily billing higher rates for Medicare patients, adding $11 billion in fees. An investigation suggested EHRs are contributing to overbilling.
More Articles on Coding, Billing and Collections:
Medicare Payment Cuts Loom for ASCs; Economists Warn Forestalling Could Have Dire Consequences
Surgery Center of Oklahoma Posts Prices, Encourages Transparency in Hospital-Dominated Market
5 Challenges for Coding & Billing Compliance
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
New from Becker's ASC Review
NueMD Updates Flagship Product for Small PracticesRead Now
- 4 Tips for ASCs to Select a Business Analytics System and Streamline Collections
- Business Advisor Relationships: 4 Common Mistakes ASCs Make
- Corporate Compliance Committees: Why Healthcare Facilities Need One
- PriorityOne Launches New Corporate Identity, Moves to Bigger Office
- Online Preoperative Screening Advantages: Q&A With Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point's Becky Ziegler-Otis