Revenue Cycle Insights: February 2022
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This month’s issue leads off with the news that the federal government is taking a look at provider billing in the COVID era through audits by the Office of Inspector General. HHS also wants to hear your ideas on how to improve prior authorization, and it seems likely that people have some thoughts on the matter.
HHS’s Office of Inspector General announces audit of providers’ COVID-19 billing practices: Hospitals that have received distributions from the Provider Relief Fund should be prepared this year for the prospect of a federal audit of their billing practices.
HFMA’s CEoH initiative addresses the factors that impede quality of health and raise healthcare costs: Preventing the preventable is a phrase HFMA members likely will hear often in the year ahead as HFMA moves forward with a global effort to encourage the creation of efficiencies and processes that keep people healthy and reduce the costs of care and care management.
Cost-reduction strategies boost, sustain recovery: Persistent pandemic conditions are forcing hospitals and health systems to stretch their thinking as they set strategic goals.
Healthcare stakeholders invited to contribute suggestions for improving prior authorization: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued a request for information to stakeholders on ways to improve prior authorization.