Yes, it's a new year. And yet, here we are again with a follow-up about the previously stated temporary moratoria on enrollment of new ambulance suppliers and home health agencies, which affects locations within the designated metropolitan areas (Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey).Read More
The sun shined on September 30, 2014 no matter where you were!
That’s right; CMS has released the long awaited Sunshine Act database, reportable under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, PPSA, publicly, for the first time at the end of September. Undoubtedly, this is going to be a must read for some people, raise questions from physicians, and lead to questions about whether hospital conflict-of-interest policies are being met with complete self-disclosures by physicians.Read More
It pays to play nice and when others don’t, CMS can put a big bite in the potential for new Medicare and Medicaid providers. If this is news to you, it is to most people.
The proper way to screen a healthcare employee or third party vendor includes an initial OIG background check of the exclusion list (LEIE). This should be done prior to the hiring of or commencement of billing for the services or items purchased from a third party vendor.
The question is how often should a healthcare organization check the exclusion list after hire or contracting with a third party.