Healthcare Fraud: A record $4.2 Billion recovered in 2012. Will 2013 break this record?

$4.2 billion is the amount recovered as a result of joint efforts to address health care fraud, in 2012. Is this a sign of better coordination among authorities, or does it reflect an increase in criminality? Is Obamacare a blessing in disguise? Or will it make matter worse?

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last year, a record breaking numbers of false Medicare billings occurred in the history of the strike force program. A total number of 107 people, including doctors and nurses from many cities are charged with Medicare fraud schemes totaling approximately $452 billion in fraudulent billings. Amid all the confusion, the news of Obamacare fraud prevention programbeing plagued with implementation problem came as a rude shock. The new program is scheduled for deployment in early 2015, but these delays pose a threat for fraud and waste!

To tighten the reins on fraudsters and scammers, firstly, the honest lot (be it doctors or patient) needs to be more aware about this expensive five letter word—fraud!

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse (what is it?)

Be it doctor or patient, anyone can be victim of fraud or subject of fraud investigations, which can lead to audits and investigation, costly recoupment, pricey legal fees and more.

Health care compliance expert Jonnie Massey will discuss about fraud and abuse in this power packed audio session "Healthcare Fraud and Abuse(what is it?)" at on Tuesday, September 03, 2013. She will provide in-depth insights on healthcare fraud, triggers of healthcare fraud, dangers of EMR system, review the medical records, and provide some real life examples.

Take a look at the topics covered:

  • Comprehend Fraud – the "F" word
  • Triggers for fraud investigations.
  • What to do if you are the subject of a fraud investigation.
  • Tips for prevention
  • Know the resolutions and corrective actions

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Understanding CPT Guidelines

Expert speaker Lynn Anderaninwill take this informative session "Understanding CPT Guidelines" on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, where she'll help you comprehend the CPT® guidelines and the proper use of them, the role of modifiers in different coding situation, and how the process of elimination can help in coding practice. She will also provide some invaluable tips on determining the appropriate code.

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Skin and Wound Care for Hospice Patients

Expert presenter Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN will take this audio event "Skin and Wound Care for Hospice Patients" on Wednesday September 04, 2013, where she will help you comprehend the guidelines regarding individualized preventive skin care. Dorothy will also shed light on avoidable versus unavoidable ulcers, when and how to debride, and much more.

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