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Hospice Audit Series | And They're Off! The OIG's Nationwide Review of Hospice Eligibility Has Begun



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Hospice Audit Series

Audits are a fact of life for hospices—it’s not a matter of “if” a hospice will be audited, but “when.” The alphabet soup of audits has expanded, from UPICs to SMRCs, CPIs, TPEs and more. With the hospice carve-in to Medicare Advantage, MAO audits will join the list. The recent pause in audits as a result of the COVID pandemic hints at increased activity as the pandemic wanes. In this series, Meg Pekarske and the Husch Blackwell Hospice Audit team deconstruct the most recent developments in hospice audits, providing insight and guidance on the why, when and how of audits and—most importantly—what hospices can do about it.

Today's Episode | And They’re Off! The OIG’s Nationwide Review of Hospice Eligibility Has Begun

In a prior podcast, we alerted you to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) nationwide review of hospice beneficiary eligibility. The OIG has begun sending out requests for records to hospices across the country. In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg PekarskeBryan Nowicki and Erin Burns discuss what hospices can expect and what they should do.

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Erin E. Burns

Senior Associate