When CMS released its Medicare Fee-for-Service 2015 Improper Payments Report, Kentucky’s projected overpayment rate was a hefty 15.4%, bringing Kentucky in among the top ten states for overpayment. As healthcare providers should know, failure to report identified payments can lead to violations of the False Claims Act. CMS recently finalized the infamous “60-day rule,” which governs how overpayments can become False Claims Act violations, and practitioners should be fully aware of how overpayments are identified and reported for the purposes of the rule, lest they be subject to extreme penalties. With these fraud and abuse rules working together to provide stiffer penalties for overpayments, what can practitioners do to prevent them? Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, May 24th from 12:00-1:00pm EST or Wednesday, May 25th from 6:30-7:30pm EST as McBrayer attorneys Lisa English Hinkle and Christopher J. Shaughnessy provide health providers with what they should know about overpayments and the False Claims Act. Log-in instructions will be sent via email the day before the webinar. You must register using the RSVP links below to receive the log-in instructions.
This webinar will discuss:
- The interplay between Medicare and Medicaid overpayments and the False Claims Act.
- The finalized 60-day rule and how it applies to practitioners.
- Common causes of overpayments and best practices for avoiding them.
We look forward to talking with you in May!