Hoffman notes in an analysis for Advocacy in Action that the recently released work plan serves as the HHS OIG’s annual playbook describing planned investigations, audits and reports for FY 2017. Developments relevant to medical imaging and radiation oncology include:
- Removal of a longstanding audit of Medicare Part B payments for imaging services’ practice expenses
- Continued auditing of Medicare payments for portable X-ray services
- An audit of networked medical devices, including radiology systems, for potential cybersecurity vulnerability
- A possible shift in focus for the continuing audit of Medicare payments for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
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