CMS is hosting three listening sessions on provider compliance issues March 22-24, 2011, focusing on a number of OIG reports. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 22

• Inappropriate Medicare Payments for Transforaminal Epidural Injections Services
• Medicare Part B Services During a Non-Part A Nursing Home Stays: Mental Health
• Medicare Part B services during Non-Part A Nursing Home Stays: Enteral Nutrition Therapy
• Review of Point Of Service (POS) Coding for Physician Services Processed by Part B Carriers

Wednesday, March 23

• Medicare Part B Payments for Ambulance Services Rendered to Beneficiaries During Inpatient Stays
• Review of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) Compliance with Medicare Transfer Regulation
• Part A ER Department Adjust Nationwide Review of Medicare Part A Emergency Dept Adjustments for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
• Nationwide Review of IRF Transmission of Patients’ Assessment Instruments

Thursday, March 24

• Review of Claims for Capped Rental Durable Medical Equipment
• Questionable Billing for Physicians Services for Hospice Beneficiaries
• Questionable Billing for Medicare Outpatient Therapy Services
• Chiropractor Outreach and Education