OIG Releases 2013 Work Plan

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released their 2013 work plan. To no ones surprise, rehab is on their radar. For IRF, the OIG will look at appropriateness of admission and level of therapy. The OIG work plan will also focus on independent physical therapists in private practice and high utilization of outpatient…

Hospitals To Be Fined For Readmissions

As of October 1, 2012, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama’s health care law to improve quality while also trying to save taxpayers money. To read the full story from…