CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: 3/20/2009
CodeMap's unique position as a consulting company, publisher, and electronic information provider allows us to interact with many differing types of diagnostic providers. Through our many business activities we maintain a steady dialogue with literally hundreds of diagnostic providers and manufacturers, and their respective personnel. These communications often reveal certain trends in how the health care industry is operating, and contending with the many rules and regulations that affect us all. This week, we will identify several trends we have recognized in recent months that represent compliance risks your organization should avoid, including below fair market value pricing, code-steering, and specific LIS and ABN policies. Most of these risk areas are not necessarily new, and often reappear during times of lessened enforcement and/or greater....
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