In this graphic, parts of the Office of the Inspector General 2013 Work Plan that might affect a urology practice are discussed.
As indicated by these numbers, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has a broad reach in enforcing the requirements of Medicare and other programs that fall under HHS. Given the high proportion of Medicare beneficiaries in a typical practice, it is likely that more than one urologist has been or will be affected. Below is some of what you need to know about OIG’s relevance to your practice. For more, read the full article - The OIG: What you don’t know can hurt you
Part 1: What you don’t know can hurt you
Look for parts 2 and 3 of this series in the April 1 and May issues of Urology Times: