Letter From Industry Group Claims OIG’s Audits Billing Contain Legal Defects

By |2024-03-14T10:01:09-04:00May 15, 2018|Health Facilities Law Blog|

George Indest HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law
On May 24, 2016, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released a letter claiming that Audits of hospital billing by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contain numerous legal defects. According to AHA, the defects result in wildly excessive repayment demands.

Hospital Compliance Reviews.

The letter from AHA relates to hospital compliance reviews conducted by the OIG. Scores of reviews have been conducted in recent years by the OIG, which uses data mining to identify possible overbilling and select audit targets.

In its letter, the AHA focused primarily […]