FWA Briefs

Find news and solutions for healthcare payers and providers. Recognize and avoid potential fraud, waste, and abuse scenarios. Real-time clinical claim editing are analyzed to maximize provider reimbursements.

Fraud Spotlight: Why Modifier 25 FWA Continues

  • Steve Nesnidal, MD, CPC, AHFI
  • Jun 07, 2023
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A pain management practice will pay $625k from a False Claims Act violation. Similar cases give an importance to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) protection, and the use of E/M codes would have detected an abnormality on similar claims. Read more to find out how.

Fighting Fraud in Medical Nutrition Therapy

  • Steve Nesnidal, MD, CPC, AHFI
  • Apr 27, 2021
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The role of nutrition in chronic disease management is especially crucial, as it is a modifiable risk factor for many conditions such as chronic renal failure (CRF), diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity and coronary artery disease (CAD). Payers who bear significant long-term healthcare utilization burdens due to obesity and cardiovascular risk factors may determine that Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) preventive coverage is a cost-effective policy approach for their beneficiaries.

RAC Ramp Up for 2017

  • Margaret Klasa DC, APN BC
  • Feb 27, 2017
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The five regional Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are ramping up their automated and complex reviews starting this month. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) audit program awarded contracts in October 31, 2016 ....

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