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Session Description: As a legal expert for the Department of Justice and other government agencies in skilled nursing facility (SNF) fraud cases, the presenter will explain the government's point of view, discuss how a determination is made, and what the medical director's responsibility is in these government probes. The session will describe different types of government probes, explain the False Claims Act and how it's used against SNFs, review recent cases and outcomes, and provide steps to take when faced with a government probe.
Compare possible government audit types: Recovery Auditor (RAC), Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC); Department of Justice (False Claims Actions), procedures and possible outcomes
Examine role of physician/nap documentation in substantiating "medical necessity" in a SNF Medicare clinical record during any government probe
Examine recent cases in which the government successfully brought False Claims actions against nursing facility owners for substandard quality of care and/or Medicare/Medicaid fraud
Speaker(s): Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN
Reference(s): Medicare Manuals, Code of Federal Regulations