OIG issues work plan for FY 2013

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The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General yesterday published its work plan for fiscal year 2013, which summarizes new and ongoing reviews and activities that OIG plans to pursue with respect to HHS programs and operations during the next fiscal year and beyond. For hospitals, new items include a review of how hospital billing for inpatient stays changed from FY 2008 to FY 2012, and a review of Medicare payments made to hospitals for beneficiary discharges that should have been coded as transfers. Also new is a review of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' overall strategy to maintain the integrity of the Medicare program.

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