ASHA News: New Online Pages Offer Medicare Audit Guidance As the federal government cracks down on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse, health care providers—including audiologists and speech-language pathologists—may be subject to a Medicare recovery audit. These audits are conducted by recovery audit contractors, which in 2011 identified and corrected 887,291 claims for improper payments. Those claims included $797.4 ... ASHA News
ASHA News  |   June 01, 2013
ASHA News: New Online Pages Offer Medicare Audit Guidance
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ASHA News   |   June 01, 2013
ASHA News: New Online Pages Offer Medicare Audit Guidance
The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.18062013.61
The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.18062013.61
As the federal government cracks down on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse, health care providers—including audiologists and speech-language pathologists—may be subject to a Medicare recovery audit.
These audits are conducted by recovery audit contractors, which in 2011 identified and corrected 887,291 claims for improper payments. Those claims included $797.4 million overpaid by Medicare to providers and $141.9 million owed to providers by Medicare.
A new Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) System allows providers to submit and track their medical reviews electronically.
Two new pages on the ASHA website help members through audits:
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