TITLE

OIG to Send CMS Names of 1,700 Docs Who Overbilled High-Level E/M Codes

PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert;Jun2012, Vol. 4 Issue 6, pp43
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the rising problem of overbilling of Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes by physicians in the U.S. during 2010. It mentions about a study conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) which revealed that physicians increased their billing of E/M codes across various categories including inpatient, and outpatient care and informs that the OIG will submit the names of 1,700 physicians, who overbilled E/M codes, to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
ACCESSION #
75899659

 

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