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Office of Inspector General Educational Love Notes

 

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

 February 12, 2019

 

Question: 

 
Hi Jennifer,

I received a note from the Office of the Inspector General saying they audited me. The second page is a list of terrible acts they said I shouldn't do.  What is this?  I do take Medicaid and I am concerned I have an obligation.  

Thank you for your answer. 
Dr. K

 

Answer:

 
Doctor, you are not the only one receiving a love note from the Office of the Inspector General.  From what I can glean from the letter, an audit was already completed and the documentation matches the billing.  No overpayment demand is being made at this time.   Seems for this instance, you are in the clear.  However, it is important to always READ CAREFULLY and recommended to HAVE REVIEWED any correspondence by the government or a payor. There is (for some) a time to be chintzy and a time to be sure you are in the clear.  Have any letter reviewed!  Do not rely on this newsletter that the letter you receive next is the same as the one you send over for me to check!

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Office of Inspector General Educational Love Notes - February 12, 2019 - Jennifer Kirschenbaum

Article

Office of Inspector General Educational Love Notes

 

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

 February 12, 2019

 

Question: 

 
Hi Jennifer,

I received a note from the Office of the Inspector General saying they audited me. The second page is a list of terrible acts they said I shouldn't do.  What is this?  I do take Medicaid and I am concerned I have an obligation.  

Thank you for your answer. 
Dr. K

 

Answer:

 
Doctor, you are not the only one receiving a love note from the Office of the Inspector General.  From what I can glean from the letter, an audit was already completed and the documentation matches the billing.  No overpayment demand is being made at this time.   Seems for this instance, you are in the clear.  However, it is important to always READ CAREFULLY and recommended to HAVE REVIEWED any correspondence by the government or a payor. There is (for some) a time to be chintzy and a time to be sure you are in the clear.  Have any letter reviewed!  Do not rely on this newsletter that the letter you receive next is the same as the one you send over for me to check!

Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
Click here to learn about
K&K's Prepaid Legal Audit/Investigation Defense Now!