Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle provided insights for an article detailing the burdens many healthcare providers face related to Medicare integrity audits. The article also explores potential ways the healthcare industry is looking to reform the process. As Anna points out in the article, "[a]s the new Medicare audit contractors become fully active, providers should expect to see a ramping up of audit activities. Additionally, providers should expect to see more coordinated audit activity as the contractors use data analysis to identify targets and potential problem areas."
The full article, "CMS Contractor Burden Unlikely to Diminish, Stakeholders Say," was published by Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Resource Center on April 12, 2016, and is available online (subscription required).