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Benefit Integrity Medicare Drug Integrity Contractor (BI MEDIC): Health Integrity, LLC. Tasha Trusty, RN BI MEDIC, Nurse Investigator Manager. MEDIC Purpose and Goals.

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benefit integrity medicare drug integrity contractor bi medic health integrity llc

Benefit Integrity Medicare Drug Integrity Contractor (BI MEDIC): Health Integrity, LLC

Tasha Trusty, RN

BI MEDIC, Nurse Investigator Manager

medic purpose and goals
MEDIC Purpose and Goals

To assist the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in protecting the integrity of the Medicare Parts C and D programs by accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Identify and prevent Medicare Parts C and D fraud, waste, and abuse, and refer instances to the appropriate law enforcement (LE) agency
  • Support ongoing LE investigations by responding to requests for information
  • Perform data analysis efficiently and proactively to evaluate inappropriate activity
  • Assist with audits as needed
  • Educate the public about MEDIC responsibilities and ways of protecting themselves and the Medicare program from fraud
  • Monitor inappropriate agent/broker activities and interface with the Department of Insurance
who commits fraud waste and abuse
Who Commits Fraud, Waste, and Abuse?
  • Plans Sponsors and Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Pharmacies
  • Prescribers/Physicians
  • Opportunists and Beneficiaries
plan sponsors and pharmacy benefit managers
Plan Sponsors and Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Inappropriate enrollment/disenrollment
  • Inaccurate data submission
  • Adverse selection
    • Retain health members
    • “Cherry picking” or the exclusion of certain groups from services
  • TrOOP manipulation
  • Prescription drug switching
  • Inappropriate formulary decisions
  • Fictitious employees or members
  • Payments for deceased members
plan sponsors and pharmacy benefit managers continued
Plan Sponsors and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (continued)
  • Under-utilization and denial of necessary covered medical care
  • Bonus pools or withholding fees based on service utilization
  • Misrepresentation of the plan
    • Physician to patient ratio
    • Physician qualifications
    • Access to care
  • Fraudulent subcontracts
  • Inappropriate financial incentives paid to facilities or beneficiaries to obtain enrollments
pharmacies
Pharmacies
  • There are three kinds of pharmacies: retail, mail order, and long-term care
    • Prescription drug shorting
    • Dispensing expired or adulterated prescription drugs
    • Prescription forging or altering
      • Signature logs
      • Prior authorization forms
      • Prescriptions
    • Inappropriate billing practices
      • Billing for brand names when generics are dispensed
      • Billing for covered drugs when non-covered drugs are dispensed
      • Billing for non-existent prescriptions
      • Charging retail vs. negotiated price
prescribers physicians
Prescribers/Physicians
  • Bill for services that are not medically necessary
  • Bill for services not rendered
  • Provision of false information
  • Theft of prescriber’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number or prescription pad
  • Prescription drug switching
  • Script mills
opportunists and beneficiaries
Opportunists and Beneficiaries
  • Elderly beneficiaries
    • 65+
  • Young beneficiaries
    • Under the age of 65
    • Disabled/ESRD
  • Relatives/friends of beneficiaries
    • Pick up prescription drugs at pharmacies
    • Steal prescription drugs from medicine cabinets
  • Identity theft/fraud
    • Beneficiary representing themselves as physician/clinic staff
    • Beneficiary representing themselves as another beneficiary
    • Beneficiary allowing someone else to use their benefits
opportunists and beneficiaries continued
Opportunists and Beneficiaries (continued)
  • Doctor shopping and pharmacy shopping
    • Multiple prescribers
    • Multiple pharmacies
    • Overlapping days supply
  • Prescription forging or altering
    • E-prescription and tamper-proof pads are being utilized to deter this activity
  • Resale of drugs on black market
    • Multiple scripts for narcotics or other drugs sold on the street/black market
complaints not handled by the medic
Complaints Not Handled by the MEDIC
  • Customer service issues with Plan Sponsors
    • Enrollment, disenrollment and premiums
    • TrOOP calculations
    • Formulary issues
    • Established appeals or grievances with Plan Sponsors
    • Beneficiaries seeking reimbursement from Plan Sponsors
    • Low Income eligibility/status
  • Customer service issues may persist and accumulate to form compliance issues
  • Fee For Service (FFS) or Original Medicare (Medicare Part A, Part B, DME, Home Health and Hospice) fraud, waste, and abuse
    • Some overlap can occur, especially if there is a concern that drugs are being inappropriately billed to Part B or Part D
complaint referrals to the medic
Complaint Referrals to the MEDIC
  • The content of the complaint should be:
    • Clear
    • Without acronyms
    • Non-judgmental
    • Factual
    • Have supporting documents such as the complaint, Plan Sponsor statements, notes, records, discussions with complainant, provider or beneficiary
  • Utilize SMART FACTS to refer complaints whenever available to you
medic contact information

MEDIC Contact Information

BI MEDIC: Health Integrity, LLC

By phone: 877-7SAFERX (877-772-3379)

By fax: 410-819-8698

In writing: Health Integrity

Attention: MEDIC

9240 Centreville Road

Easton, MD 21601