Prolonged services payments on the rise

Although payment for prolonged services went up, the bad news is that these services are also on the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Work Plan for 2017, an annual report that summarizes the OIG’s new and ongoing reviews and activities to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse related to various Department of Health and Human Services programs and operations. In the document, the OIG states that prolonged services are considered “rare and unusual.”

Although payment for prolonged services went up, the bad news is that these services are also on the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Work Plan for 2017, an annual report that summarizes the OIG’s new and ongoing reviews and activities to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse related to various Department of Health and Human Services programs and operations. In the document, the OIG states that prolonged services are considered “rare and unusual.”

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Prolonged services payments on the rise