The federal congress enacted legislation which became effective in October, 2010 allowing independent contractors to audit medical providers on behalf of Medicare. Auditors are incentivized to find over-billing or billing errors through compensation agreements, allowing for the likelihood of aggressive audits. When even slight errors are discovered the auditors can delay or stop any future payments to the provider, jeopardizing the on-going viability of these businesses.
Working with medical audit specialists our firm is positioned to provide the kind of representation needed to survive these audits while providing security to certain records through the attorney/client privilege.
If you are medical provider who works with Medicare or Medicaid and are facing an audit, we encourage you to contact us.