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OIG WORKPLAN 2016

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for protecting the integrity of the programs in Health and Human Services against fraud, waste and abuse as well as recommending improvements to the system that would promote efficiency and efficacy within the limits of the health care laws.   Although OIG oversight includes programs such as

Avoiding Overutilization vs. Patient Satisfaction: What’s a provider to do?

An increasingly important issue for many providers is the dilemma of providing care that is satisfactory to the patient while avoiding overutilization and its effect on reimbursement.   Unfortunately, the patient’s perceived satisfaction may not be a result of receiving the best quality of care and in some cases may be due to inappropriate or wasteful

Does A Patient Own Their Imaging?

The answer is no.  So who does? Healthcare providers and health plans are the owners of medical records.  With respect to the imaging portion of the record, the facility creating the image has ownership. However, patients have the right to access their information, obtain copies and request for an amendment to the record.  This amendment