OIG identifies areas of scrutiny

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Government investigators plan to release five reports on nursing home practices in 2015, according to the latest annual work plan from the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

A report on “questionable” Part B billings will include foot care, according to the plan. The other planned reports are on how well state background check programs are working, verification of deficiency corrections, hospitalizations for manageable and preventable conditions and changes in Part A billing. 

All the reports have been described in previous work plans. 

A new report listed in the section on Medicaid oversight involves nursing facilities. The OIG plans to look into the rate of transfers to emergency departments.

Work planning is “dynamic” and this current plan could change, the OIG noted.


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