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A Simple Check that Can Save Thousands (and Prevent Sanctions)

A Simple Check that Can Save Thousands (and Prevent Sanctions)

Federal law gives authority to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to impose Civil Monetary Penalties to practices that hire an employee/contractor who has been excluded from Medicare (or other federal programs). If the employee/contractor is involved in any part of service to the Medicare (or other federal program) patient, it can create a penalty liability as much as $10,000 PER service rendered.

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2021 E/M Guidelines Take Effect

2021 E/M Guidelines Take Effect

Since the initial evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines were released in 1995, and again in 1997, there has been controversy. The American Medical Association and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have joined together to arrive at a consensus that will reshape evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines. The changes in evaluation and management guidelines for 2021 only apply to office or outpatient codes 99202 – 99215.

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