As they work to comply with the omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rule published on Friday, long-term care providers can refer to a sample business associate agreement released recently by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.
The government often hires "overzealous" investigators to detect fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing practices, a new report alleges. These examiners often target technical errors instead of unscrupulous practices, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's brief asserts.
Nursing home administrators who can't substantiate every minute of rehab therapy delivered in their building leave themselves open to increasingly common audits and surveys, a top MDS 3.0 expert said Tuesday.
Ready to take the therapy services quiz? The good news is that it only has one question and it's multiple choice. But you don't want to fail. Ready?