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mic mac rac oh my

MIC, MAC & RAC – Oh My!

The world of

medical claims auditing

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translation please
TRANSLATION, PLEASE

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TRANSLATION, PLEASE

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TRANSLATION, PLEASE

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mips mics
MIPS & MICS
  • These are both Medicaid programs. The MIP was created under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. MIP is intended to help reduce provider fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid program.
  • CMS developed the Comprehensive Medicaid Integrity Plan which oversees the MIP through the MIC.
  • There are 3 primary MICs:
    • Review MICs to analyze Medicaid claims data looking for potential provider fraud, waste, and abuse
    • Audit MICs audit provider claims for overpayment
    • Education MICs furnish provider education
  • CMS is responsible to hire the MIC contractors and to support the program in combating fraud and abuse

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what the mic audits look for
WHAT THE MIC AUDITS LOOK FOR
  • Incomplete documentation
  • Conflicting documentation
  • Improper coding
  • Duplicate billing
  • Providing services that aren’t medically necessary
  • Patient privacy breaches

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MAC
  • The MAC is the regional Medicare carrier. In Oregon, the MAC is represented by Noridian Healthcare Solutions and the majority of Medicare claims are submitted directly to Noridian.
  • The MAC puts claims through a pre-payment edit, that includes all LCDs, NCCI edits, MUE edits, etc. If they pass the edit, then the MAC employs formulas to determine and administer payment.
  • Noridian works in conjunction with contractors conducting the CERT audit, which is an annual random audit of a statistically valid volume (about 50k) of Medicare FFS claims.
  • Noridian also provides education through a variety of resources.

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mac audits
MAC AUDITS
  • The MAC can audit any claim at any time, but does not audit all claims
  • Focus on claims with the potential to be non-covered or incorrectly coded
    • High volume of services
    • High cost
    • Dramatic change in frequency of use
    • High risk problem-prone areas
  • MAC notifies provider in writing prior to beginning provider-specific audit. Notice will indicate if this will be a pre or post payment review and the reason for the audit. Notice will be sent by certified mail.

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cert contractors responsibilities oregon
CERT CONTRACTORS/ RESPONSIBILITIES:OREGON
  • AdvanceMed, a Program Safeguard Contractor (PSC), administers the activities of the CERT program. As the CERT Review Contractor, AdvanceMed is responsible for:
    • Selecting a random sample of claims that have been received by each Medicare contractor every month.
    • Reviewing the selected claims and associated medical record documentation to determine if the claim was appropriately adjudicated according to Medicare regulations/guidelines.
  • Livanta’s role as the CERT documentation contractor is to streamline the record request and receipt functions.
    • The CERT Documentation Contractor is responsible for:
    • Requesting and receiving medical record documents;
    • Maintaining a document tracking system;
    • Providing a website for updating supplier addresses and contact information;
    • Scanning the medical records into a retrieval system; and
    • Operating a call center to answer contractor and supplier questions regarding CERT

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cert audit findings 2012
CERT AUDIT FINDINGS 2012

TOP 20 SPECIFIC SERVICE TYPES:

HIGHEST IMPROPER PAYMENTS: PART B

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the rac
THE RAC
  • The mission of the RAC is to reduce improper Medicare over-payments.
  • Their methodology is data mining based on claims data. Based on this methodology, they also identify under-payments.
  • RACs investigate specific measures identified and approved by Medicare
  • RAC contractors are paid on a contingency basis – Contingency fees range from 9.0% - 12.5% for all claims except DME – Contingency for DME is from 14.0% to 17.5%
  • The RAC may request up to 500 records every 45 days, which poses huge operational concerns for provider offices

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rac collections 2011
RAC COLLECTIONS: 2011
  • Identify & correct $939.3m in improper payments
    • $797.4m overpayments
    • $141.9m underpayments
  • CMS spent $129.4m to operate the Medicare FFF Recovery Audit Program.
    • $89.9m paid in contingency to RAC contractors
    • $47.5 paid in administrative costs
  • Net returned to Medicare Trust Fund FY 2011: $488.2

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rac measures
RAC MEASURES
  • As of 09/01/2013, there 664 RAC measures; 69 of them added this year
  • New measures for 2013 targeted at Physician/NPP professional services include:
    • Medically unlikely billed dosages of drugs and biologicals
    • Incorrect billing of drugs and biologicals
    • Excessive units of new patient visits
    • Outpatient hospital stays billed as inpatient
    • Post-payment review of therapy claims above $3,700 threshold
    • Other specialty-specific measures involving Urology, Radiology, Lab/Pathology, Ophthalmology, and Interventional Radiology.

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rac transitions 2013
RAC TRANSITIONS 2013
  • Medicare has begun to transition to the new Medicare FFS Recovery Audit Program. A Request for Quote has been issued.
  • The new program with have 4 Medicare A/B Recovery Contractors, 1 DME Recovery/Contractor, and 1 Home Health/ Hospice Recovery Contractor.
  • ADR requests are expected to decline beginning in June; prepayment and postpayment reviews are expected to continue without decline
  • There is also an ongoing Prepayment Review Demonstration project focusing on seven error-prone states. The intent is to lower the error rate by preventing improper payment rather than trying to identify and recoup overpayments after payment has been made.

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ZPIC
  • ZPIC’s role is to identify potential Medicare fraud within a service area by review of past and pending claims
  • ZPIC’s reviews are not random - the provider is under investigation for potential fraud
  • Investigations are initiated by:
    • Data analysis
    • Complaints
    • Referral from other agency (MAC, RAC, etc)
  • Auditor may come onsite
  • May conduct interviews with beneficiaries or provider’s employees, etc.

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what zpic audits for
WHAT ZPIC AUDITS FOR
  • Identify areas of potential errors (i.e., noncovered or incorrectly coded) that pose greatest risk.
  • Establish baseline data for comparison
  • Identify need for LCD and/or education
  • Identify high volume services that are overutilized
  • Identify program errors or specific providers for possible fraud investigations
  • Determine if findings by other MC auditing agencies represent significant problem areas
  • ZPIC audits to confirm fraudulent behavior, not to discover it

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OIG
  • The OIG has been supervising audits and fraud/abuse investigations since 1993. These are not limited to Medicare – the intent is to minimize loss in all government programs.
  • The OIG may work an investigation alone or in conjunction with other agencies (i.e., as part of a HEAT investigation)
  • The OIG has the ability to determine fines, and to exclude individuals and entities who have engaged in fraud from Medicare/Medicaid/other federal health care programs.

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oig enforcement actions 2012
OIG ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 2012
  • Opened 1,131 new criminal health care fraud investigations against 2,148 potential defendants
  • 2032 investigations already opened, involving 3410 potential defendants; filed charges in 452 cases involving 892 defendants
  • 826 individuals convicted
  • 885 new civil investigations opened
  • 1023 civil investigations pending at year end
  • Per OIG Annual Report for 2012

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2012 results
2012 RESULTS
  • Monetary Settlements:
    • Won or negotiated $3.0 billion in judgments & settlements
  • Exclusionary Actions
    • Excluded 3,131 individual and entities
    • Per OIG Annual Report for 2012

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oig audit plan 2013 medicare part a b specific to physicians
OIG AUDIT PLAN 2013 (MEDICARE PART A & B: SPECIFIC TO PHYSICIANS)
  • Noncompliance with assignment rules and excessive billing of beneficiaries
  • Error rate for incident-to services performed by non-physicians
  • Place of service coding errors
  • Potentially inappropriate E/M services in 2010
  • E/M services: use of modifiers during global surgery period

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heat task force
HEAT TASK FORCE

HEAT’s MISSION

  • To gather resources across the government to help prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • To crack down on the people and organizations who abuse the system and cost Americans billions of dollars each year.
  • To reduce health care costs and improve quality of care by preventing fraudsters from preying on people with Medicare and Medicaid.
  • To highlight best practices by providers and organizations dedicated to ending waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare.
  • To build upon the existing partnerships between HHS and DOJ to reduce fraud and recover taxpayer dollars.
  • Excerpt Stop Medicare Fraud website

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why audits are necessary
WHY AUDITS ARE NECESSARY
  • Medical claims payment program is on the honor system – only about 5% of submitted claims are reviewed
  • The payment system is a target for deliberate, organized and systematic fraud
  • A small amount of deliberately fraudulent entities responsible for a significant amount of dollars lost in the Medicare/Medicaid program
  • May 2013: HEAT coordinated nationwide takedown – 89 participants in 8 cities involving $223 million in false billings

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fraud example may 2013 heat takedown
FRAUD EXAMPLE: MAY 2013 HEAT “TAKEDOWN”
  • Miami: 25 defendants, $44m in home health care fraud
  • Baton Rouge: 5 defendants, $51m in home health care fraud
  • Houston: 2 defendants, $8.1m in home health care fraud
  • LA: 13 defendants 23m , including 3 defendants & $8.7m in DME fraud
  • Detroit: 18 defendants, $49m in medically unnecessary services
  • Tampa: 9 defendants, pharmacy fraud, money laundering, billing for surgeries not performed
  • Chicago: 7 defendants with various health care fraud schemes
  • Brooklyn: 4 defendants; $9.1m in false claims & 3 defendants, $15m in unlicensed massage therapy billed as physical therapy

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may 2013 takedown indicted as participants
MAY 2013 “TAKEDOWN” INDICTED AS PARTICIPANTS
  • Physicians (9)
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Radiographer
  • Home Health agency
  • Community mental health center
  • Social worker
  • Physician Assistant
  • Therapists
  • Health care clinics & Rehab facility

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2013 fraud case statistics so far
2013 FRAUD CASE STATISTICS(so far)
  • 28 states
  • 145 settled cases
  • 28 publicly reported cases pending

Reported per HEAT

September 2013

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the affordable care act fraud investigation
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT & FRAUD INVESTIGATION
  • The Affordable Care Act, the health care law, takes powerful steps toward combating health care fraud, waste, and abuse. The government has recovered a record-breaking $10.7 billion in recoveries of health care fraud in the last three years.
  • Tough new rules and sentences for criminals: The law increases federal sentencing guidelines for health care fraud by 20-50% for crimes with over $1 million in losses.
  • Enhanced screening: Providers and suppliers who may pose a higher risk of fraud or abuse are now required to undergo more scrutiny, including license checks and site visits. 
  • State-of-the-art technology: To target resources to highly suspect behaviors, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services now uses advanced predictive modeling technology. 
  • New resources: The law provides an additional $350 million over 10 years to boost anti-fraud efforts
  • Excerpt Stop Medicare Fraud website

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medicare audit goal by 2012
MEDICARE AUDIT GOAL by 2012
  • Reduce overall payment errors by $50 billion
  • Cutting Medicare fee-for-service error rate by 50%
  • Recovering $2 billion in improper payments

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s 1012 medicare audit improvement act of 2013
S.1012: MEDICARE AUDIT IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2013
  • Introduced in the Senate May 22, 2013
  • Assigned to committee same date
  • Predicted: 1% chance of getting past committee; 0% chance of being enacted
  • Highlights:
    • Would establish a combined annual limit of audit requests from federal agencies
    • Provide for auditor penalties when appeals are successful
    • Publish RAC performance information, including audit rates, denials, appeals outcome and performance reviews
    • Physician review for each RAC claim denial if denial determination is made by a non-clinician

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risk factors myth vs reality
RISK FACTORS: MYTH vs REALITY

Myth:

1a. Only large groups get audited

1b. Only urban practices get audited

1c. Only specialists get audited

2. “I’ve never been audited”

3. “An reasonable physician would understand my documentation - I can explain my position to the auditor and prevail”

Reality

1a.b.c Provider risk is based on provider practice patterns, regardless of the size, location, and type of practice

2. Any request by a carrier for a chart note is an audit – if you’ve submitted a chart note at the carrier’s request, you’ve been audited

3. Hmmmmmmmm

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risky behavior
RISKY BEHAVIOR
  • Reporting high volume of high level codes without the ability to support them
  • High volume unsupported or unbelievable time coding
  • Inappropriate use of prolonged service codes
  • Inappropriate application of “incident to” or “shared/split services”
  • Inappropriate use or authentication of “scribes” or authentication of scribe role
  • Billing a payable code instead of the non-covered service actually accomplished
  • Billing for ancillary diagnostic services without medical necessity
  • Billing for procedures or ancillary diagnostic services and manipulating the diagnosis code to assure coverage
  • Billing time-coded psych services without documenting the time in the chart note

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risky behavior1
RISKY BEHAVIOR
  • Specialty practice: every new problem is a new patient encounter
  • Billing higher for work comp because of the “psycho-social considerations” involved and the support required
  • Every surgical case is billed with a modifier 22
  • Every post op encounter is a billed with an E/M code and a modifier 24
  • Every pre-op is billed (even though the decision for surgery was made 2 weeks ago) and there is no medical necessity to support the service
  • Unbundling services
  • Billing for services not accomplished
  • Billing “never” events – like amputation on the same body part – multiple times
  • Churning

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risky behavior ehr vulnerability
RISKY BEHAVIOR: EHR VULNERABILITY
  • Cloning
  • Automatic “pull through” documentation
  • “Click” documentation
  • Contradictory documentation
  • Unreviewed/incomplete documentation (VRS errors)
  • Garbled documentation
  • Poor documentation
  • Authentication (not signed/no title, etc)
  • Automatic inclusion “one size fits all” time-coding statement
  • Time coding doesn’t match imbedded system time stamps
  • Printed chart notes don’t contain patient identifier on each page
  • Medical Necessity not supported

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would you reimburse this
WOULD YOU REIMBURSE THIS?
  • Excerpt from exam portion of E&M: “His liver alert and oriented x3 shows a deficit of cognitive function are thought physical psychosomatic eye pupils equal and rectal exams are normal her eczema with inflammation”.
  • Excerpt from HPI: “She has insomnia-she takes her temazepam at HS-she is gestating at least 5 hours at night”

Excerpt from Noridian Part B News, July 2011

Notes reviewed in a CERT audit

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hi i m a 99214 really
Hi, I’m a 99214…….Really?

CC: follow-up

HPI: John returns, feeling great. No chest pain, no shortness of breath. No problems with meds; going to Arizona for the winter.

ROS: All other systems negative

PFSH: Meds reviewed and updated – no changes; still smoking

Exam:

Vital Signs: BP 120/80; Ht 6ft; Weight 205

General Appearance: NAD

Psych: Normal mood and affect

Labs: Normal

Assessment: Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesteremia, all stable

Plan: No changes, follow-up in Spring after return from Arizona

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time coding statements that don t work
TIME CODING STATEMENTS(that don’t work)
  • I spent more than half of a 25 minute visit reviewing the management and treatment options for the conditions listed above.”

(stated on every patient encounter for the day)

  • “More than half of a 45 minute visit spent face to face with the patient.”

(what did they do for the rest of the encounter?)

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what is an audit
WHAT IS AN AUDIT?
  • A request from a carrier for a chart note in order to make payment
  • A request from an auditing entity to return money for an individual or multiple claim based on identified error
  • A request from an auditing entity (i.e. OIG) for a volume of specific chart notes for review based on identified issues
  • Appearance of a sanctioned auditor in the office with a request for specified chart notes for review
  • Based on the situation, the audit may be either a pre-payment or a post-payment review

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potential major audit consequences
POTENTIAL MAJOR AUDIT CONSEQUENCES
  • Return of overpayments
  • Extrapolation
  • Fines - up to treble damages per occurrence
  • Exclusion from Medicare – and all other federally funded carriers (Medicare HMO, Medicaid, TriCare, etc)
  • Development of a CIA (Corporate Integrity Agreement)
  • Potential compromise of practice financial viability
  • Criminal charges, if deemed appropriate
  • IRS issues, if deemed appropriate
  • Stripes?

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frequent audit triggers for credible medical practices
FREQUENT AUDIT TRIGGERS FOR CREDIBLE MEDICAL PRACTICES

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what elevates your risk
WHAT ELEVATES YOUR RISK
  • Misunderstanding of coding guidelines
  • Misunderstanding of levels of service application
  • “Half-knowledge” or lack of knowledge
  • Mistake by provider or staff
  • “Don’t know, don’t want to know, won’t change”

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reducing your risk prevention
REDUCING YOUR RISK: PREVENTION
  • Oversight: Develop, Implement & follow a credible Compliance Plan
  • Operational policies and procedures, including:
    • Development of an Audit/Provider Education Team
    • Assign role of internal “External Audit Expert”
    • Receipt & Processing Audit Requests
    • Development of electronic reports & analysis of provide coding patterns
    • Development of electronic audit tracking tools
    • Development of action plans
  • Operational actions, including:
    • Internal/External audits
    • Internal/External education
    • Documentation improvement

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education
EDUCATION

You are required to know the rules,

regardless of how many rules there are,

and how many exceptions there may be to the rules

If a provider understands and applies the rules correctly,

mistakes that result in costly audits are less likely to occur

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importance of a compliance plan
IMPORTANCE OF A COMPLIANCE PLAN
  • Sets the tone of your program
  • Base it on reality – you have to live up to it
  • Set standards
  • Address risk areas
  • Address corrective action plan
  • Develop policies and procedures in support
  • Developing a corresponding training program
  • Develop lines of communication

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oig recommended components of a small practice compliance plan
OIG: RECOMMENDED COMPONENTS OF A SMALL PRACTICE COMPLIANCE PLAN
  • Internal Auditing & Monitoring Practice & Procedures
  • Establish Practice Standards & Procedures
  • Designation of a Compliance Officer/Primary Contact
  • Conducting Education & Training
  • Responding to Identified Issues & Corrective Action Plans
  • Developing Open Lines of Communication
  • Enforcing Disciplinary Standards
  • See OIG Compliance Program for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices

October 5, 2000

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sample external audit expert role
SAMPLE:EXTERNAL AUDIT EXPERT ROLE
  • Identify different audit entities
  • Know the audit scope, if any, for each entity
  • Distinguish type of audits based on agency
  • Know their time lines and procedures for response
  • Develop communication forms
  • Review all audit requests
  • Manage and track responses
  • Develop lines of communication with audit entities
  • Communicate internally to facilitate change where necessary

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sample procedure receipt processing an audit request
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: RECEIPT & PROCESSING AN AUDIT REQUEST
  • Audit requests are time-limited – do not let them sit in an “in box” during any step in the process
  • Policy should indicate a specific individual to receive the request
  • On Master Log, log in the request
    • Name/MRN # of patient
    • Note and document the date of receipt
    • Note the date response is due
    • Date of service information is requested for
    • List of information requested
    • Document who is requesting the information

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sample procedure receipt processing an audit request1
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: RECEIPT & PROCESSING AN AUDIT REQUEST
  • Read and assess the request
    • What exactly is the audit looking for
    • Determine the validity of the request
    • Understand why the request was made and if provider/staff behavior triggered request
  • Read and assess the chart notes
    • If there is an allegation of error or wrong doing, does the documentation refute it?
    • Does the documentation support the codes reported
    • Were modifiers appropriately applied
    • Is the note legible, properly authenticated and signed
    • Does the note reference previously documented information (i.e., “refer to health history form”)
  • Never send original documents

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sample procedure receipt processing an audit request2
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: RECEIPT & PROCESSING AN AUDIT REQUEST
  • Make two copies of all requested and referenced information
  • Page number everything being sent
  • Based on the request, understand what to send and what not to send
    • If the chart note references another document like the Health History form, copy and include it
    • Question: enclose test results or not?
  • Don’t fabricate documentation if it isn’t there, it isn’t there
  • Double check that everything being sent is for the requested date of service

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sample procedure receipt processing an audit request3
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: RECEIPT & PROCESSING AN AUDIT REQUEST
  • Copy the request
  • Review the copies for copy legibility
    • (i.e., copy isn’t too light, too dark, full page copied, appropriate orientation, etc)
  • Don’t write directional notes on the copy
  • Clip one copy of the copied records and the copy of the request together (Set 1); request on top of records
  • Clip the other set of copied records and the original request together (Set 2); request on top of records (to be retained, so you know exactly what was submitted)
  • If the request includes multiple patients, there should be a set for each individual patient. Highlight the patient name on each set

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sample procedure receipt processing an audit request4
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: RECEIPT & PROCESSING AN AUDIT REQUEST
  • Prepare Set 1 for submission
    • Note any specific information about how the information is to be received (mail, fax, etc.) and two whose attention it should be sent
    • Send as directed
    • If there is no direction on how the packet is to be sent, options are:
      • Fax
      • .pdf files
      • Open mail
      • Tracked mail

Preference is always tracked mail with a return receipt requested; some groups also submit by fax – noting this is a fax copy, with hard copy also on the way

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sample procedure receipt processing an audit request5
SAMPLE PROCEDURE: RECEIPT & PROCESSING AN AUDIT REQUEST
  • On Master Log, log in date sent, to whom and method of transmission
  • File Set 2 as pending
  • Track for claim adjudication/carrier response
  • Facilitate provider/staff education, if request is generated by need for education and/or change

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submission timelines
SUBMISSION TIMELINES

MACs, RACs, CERT, & ZPICs

Pre-payment Review Time Frames

  • Submit w/n 30 calendar days of request
  • No extensions granted
  • Claim denied if requested data not received by day 45

Post-payment Review Time Frames

  • MAC, CERT, RAC: submit w/n 45 calendar days of request
  • ZPIC: submit w/n 30 calendar days of request
  • MAC, CERT, ZPIC have discretion to grant extensions

Refer to Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 3 for detailed guidelines on submission, including timelines, submission methods and additional information

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what auditors may request
WHAT AUDITORS MAY REQUEST

At minimum. Auditors will require your chart notes for review. They may also request other information, including:

  • Referenced data not initially provided
  • Appointment schedules
  • Time stamp logs
  • Chart notes for dates before and after the reviewed date (looking for cloning)
  • Diagnostic tests

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appeals process
APPEALS PROCESS
  • Level 1: Redetermination by a Medicare Contractor
  • Level 2: Reconsideration by a Qualified Independent Contractor (QIS)
  • Level 3: Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
  • Level 4: Review by the Appeals Counsel
  • Level 5: Judicial Review in Federal District Court
  • For details and timelines for each level of appeal,

-see CMS MLN “The Medicare Appeals Process”

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audit tips
AUDIT TIPS
  • Treat every request seriously, even if it’s a request for a single note for clarification of a service for claims payment – it’s still an audit
  • Educate based on audit request findings
  • Pay attention to time lines for submission
  • Clarify & communicate “chain of command” for incoming documents related to carrier communication
  • Private carriers may audit just as actively as Medicare
  • Know when to involve your health care attorney

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other acronyms used in this presentation
OTHER ACRONYMS USED IN THIS PRESENTATION

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resources websites
RESOURCES & WEBSITES
  • Noridian Healthcare Solutions

https://www.noridianmedicare.com/

  • Health Data Insights

http://www.healthdatainsights.com/

  • OIG

http://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

  • Medicare Program Integrity Manual

http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Internet-Only-Manuals-IOMs-Items/CMS019033.html

  • AHIMA

http://www.ahima.org/

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resources websites1
RESOURCES & WEBSITES
  • Federal Register (OIG Compliance Plan)

https://oig.hhs.gov/authorities/docs/physician.pdf

  • Recovery Auditing Program for FY 2011

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Recovery-Audit-Program/Downloads/FY2011-Report-To-Congress.pdf

  • HEAT

http://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov/aboutfraud/heattaskforce/

  • Senate Bill S.1012

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1012#summary/libraryofcongress

  • 2012 CERT ERROR TYPES top 20

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/CERT/Downloads/AppendicesMedicareFeeforService2012ImproperPaymentsReport.pdf

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resources websites2
RESOURCES & WEBSITES
  • CMS MLN: The Medicare Appeals Process

http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/medicareappealsprocess.pdf

  • CMS MLN: Medicare Claim Review Program

http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/MCRP_Booklet.pdf

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thank you for participating today your presentation by
Thank you for participating today!Your presentation by:

Carol Wintermute, ACS-EM

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7070 SW 169th

Beaverton, Oregon

97007

Contact us:

Phone: 503-591-7264

Fax: 503-848-4664

[email protected]

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