OIG Report on Physician Compliance with E/M Coding: 6 Key Takeaways

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted a report on May 29, 2014 titled “Improper Payments for Evaluation and Management Services Cost Medicare Billions in 2010” which set forth the results of the OIG’s review of Part B claims for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services and evaluated physician compliance with E/M documentation requirements. The review was conducted by certified professional coders and resulted in a finding that Medicare inappropriately paid $6.7… Read More >