Session 20: Understanding the Recent OIG Report on Questionable Billing Practices

Time: 9:00AM to 10:15AM | Track: Policy, Reimbursement & Compliance | Presenter: Brian Werfel, Werfel & Werfel

On September 29, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General released a report on “Inappropriate Payments and Question Billing for Part B Ambulance Transports”. The report concluded that Medicare paid $24.2 million during the first half of 2012 for ambulance transports that did not meet Medicare program requirements.

In this special session, AAA Medicare Consultant Brian S. Werfel, Esq. will breakdown the OIG’s report, with special attention being paid to each of the 7 billing practices the OIG identified as “questionable”. The session will include strategies that companies can implement to avoid these practices. Brian will also discuss ongoing OIG enforcement activities related to the issues identified in this report. The session will conclude with a Question & Answer period