Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended audits between March and August of 2020 to allow providers to focus on providing care during COVID-19. But now external audits in outpatient rehabilitation are ramping back up.
Since the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that 61% of 2018 claims did not comply with Medicare medical necessity, coding, or documentation, outpatient rehabilitation organizations may be targeted more than other settings of care.
During this webinar hosted by WellSky, Blue & Co.’s experienced outpatient rehabilitation business expert John Britt and Brown & Fortunato’s experienced healthcare lawyer Kelly Custer will review how proper documentation can minimize the chances of a CMS audit and what steps to take if an audit occurs.
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John Britt is a Senior Manager with Blue & Co., LLC. He has delivered critical consulting support to leadership and management teams across the country. He has a passion for helping his clients achieve optimal, sustainable results in the areas of revenue cycle, operational efficiency, and organizational alignment. Certified in healthcare’s Lean methodologies, John’s depth of consulting experience includes both small hospitals and large-scale healthcare systems.
Kelly T. Custer, JD is an attorney with the Health Care Group at Brown & Fortunato, PC, a law firm based in Amarillo, Texas. Kelly has a diverse background as both a healthcare attorney and a business owner in the healthcare space. He has experience representing hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, and physician practices in regulatory matters, transactions, professional agreements, and other matters concerning healthcare entities.