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OIG: NPI delay, fraud may be connected


WASHINGTON - Allowing HME providers to use their NPI numbers in the referring physician field represents a "claims processing vulnerability," according to a memo that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) sent to CMS this month.

Typo, math dyslexia or typical government officials? You be the judge

Friday, January 29, 2010

Did you listen to CMS' Open Door Forum last week? I did.

Do you remember how CMS officials said they had added 220 NPIs to the PECOS enrollment records? And how callers questioned that tiny number? And how CMS officials stood by it?