Inspector General to Increase Hospital Billing Scrutiny in 2013The Office of the Inspector General will be upping its scrutiny of hospital billing practices, as per its 2013 work plan, according to FierceHealthcare.
The agency has been charged with monitoring healthcare billing fraud and other integrity activities and will use new analysis to see if hospitals are complying with Medicare rules.
The OIG plans to review several new targets in Medicare Part A and B, including inpatient billing for Medicare beneficiaries, inpatient claims for canceled surgeries, how hospitals are coding discharges and transfers and more.
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