Preparing for Government Audits: Hospice Services
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
In the healthcare industry, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains a consistent vigilance over providers and their utilization, billing, and claims practices to ensure that the services they pay for are appropriate and in compliance. This vigilance extends to providers within the entire long-term and post-acute care continuum—including hospice services.
This white paper examines hospice services in the context of how providers can stay in compliance with CMS standards and prepare for a possible visit from a RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor) official, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), or even the Department of Justice.
about how to prepare for and respond to hospice service audits.