|By PR Newswire||
|February 18, 2014 06:00 PM EST||
DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) just released its work plan for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The work plan is significant in identifying corporate compliance risk areas and giving a direction to the providers' compliance program activities, audits and policy development. It's imperative for the Compliance Officers to thoroughly review the Work Plan when preparing their own organization's annual compliance audit priorities to make sure they include the risk areas identified by the OIG.
The 2014 OIG plan focuses on four key goals:
- Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
- Promote Quality, Safety, and Value
- Secure the Future
- Advance Excellence and Innovation
The Work Plan is a preview of the OIG's enforcement priorities planned for FY 2014. The Providers should take due advantage of this and effectively plan-up their compliance program activities for the coming months. That said, over the coming days AudioEducator is covering some of the more significant areas that are outlined in the OIG Work Plan 2014 via audio conferences.
2014 OIG Work Plan Update for Physicians
Join Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CHC, CPC, CCS on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 to get an overview of OIG 2014 Work Plan for Physicians. She will provide a list of must-have Physician resources for coding compliance.
Topics covered in the session:
- Understand the Physician Targets in the OIG 2014 Work Plan released in January 2014
- CMS Error Rates remain high & Scrutiny Intensifies
- What can providers do to minimize their Audit Risk and be better prepared for the RACs?
- Compliance, Reduced payments, Ensure correct coding and payment the first time
- Why the increased OIG focus on high level EM Services
- Understand hot coding issues every physician office need to know
2014 OIG Work Plan for Orthopedic Offices
Join Margie Scalley Vaught on Tuesday, March 02, 2014, where she will shed light on 2014 OIG Work Plan focusing on fraud and abuse. It is important for all facilities/offices/providers be aware of those areas of concern for the Federal Government as they will be performing audits on medical records and you will need to be able to support the coding and reimbursement.
Topics covered in the session:
- EM services documentation to support the given level based on concerns from the Federal Government
- Diagnostic testing is a part of many offices/facility and you need to be able to support the reason why you are ordering them (along with examples)
- With all the new issues of physical therapy you will need to know the areas that the OIG has identified as not being in compliance
- Cloning of medical records continues to cause compliance issues – see what the OIG states
- The actual provider of services being billed must be clearly documented and supported as well as licensed and credentialed to perform those services; do you have this information in your compliance manuals?
For more information, http://www.audioeducator.com/orthopedics/oig-work-plan-03-04-14.html
Coding and Billing for Mid-Level Providers
Join Barbara Cobuzzi on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to comprehend the compliance risks when it comes to utilizing Mid-Level Providers. Incident to billing is a target area in the OIG Work plan. Is your practice ready to withstand an Audit in the area of correct documentation, coding and billing for Mid-Level providers? She will tell you what questions to ask non Medicare payers to determine what the practice needs to do in order to be compliant.
For more information, http://www.audioeducator.com/medical-coding-billing/coding-and-billing-for-mid-level-providers-122112.html
AudioEducator brings the most compelling list of audio conferences on wide array of healthcare topics—medical coding, billing to CPT changes, E/M Modifiers to OIG work plan, Affordable Care Act to ERISA, RAC updates to fee schedule, Electronic Health Record system to ICD 10 transition, HIPAA and more. Get trained from the comfort of your home or office without spending a penny on travel. Pick a format of your choice for training— live conference/On Demand/ CD/ PDF transcripts and start learning.
To learn more about other updates events for more than 24 specialties, please visit AudioEducator.com
We have enabled a special promotional discount of 10%. Use coupon code SAVE10 to get your discount, Applicable on all purchases. For further query you can call our customer support as mention below.
Media Contact: Adam K, Audio Educator, 1-866-458-2965, [email protected]
News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com
SOURCE Audio Educator
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
Jul. 30, 2016 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,638
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
Jul. 30, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,485
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
Jul. 30, 2016 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,184
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 30, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,685
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Jul. 30, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,337
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, discussed using predictive analytics to mon...
Jul. 30, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,130
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Jul. 29, 2016 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,075
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
Jul. 29, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,289
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 29, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,500
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
Jul. 29, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,749
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
Jul. 29, 2016 07:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,186
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
Jul. 29, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 962
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Jul. 29, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 937
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
Jul. 29, 2016 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 399
Cloud analytics is dramatically altering business intelligence. Some businesses will capitalize on these promising new technologies and gain key insights that’ll help them gain competitive advantage. And others won’t. Whether you’re a business leader, an IT manager, or an analyst, we want to help you and the people you need to influence with a free copy of “Cloud Analytics for Dummies,” the essential guide to this explosive new space for business intelligence.
Jul. 29, 2016 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 988