Healthcare providers should be at least slightly relieved about the latest update from CMS regarding additional documentation requests (ADR). The recent announcement indicated that new limits will decrease the volume of documentation requests that Recovery Auditors are allowed to make.
States looking to boost their budget may have found one way to create a little wiggle room thanks to the OIG's release of its "Updated OIG Guidelines for Evaluating State False Claims Acts." But SNFs aren't likely to share their excitement.
In April, CMS published a clarification article in MLN Matters regarding how physicians should delegate tasks to nonphysician practitioners (NPP), including nurse practitioners (NP), physician assistants (PA), and clinical nurse specialists (CNS).