Hospital COVID-19 discharges to face audits, OIG says

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HHS Office of Inspector General will audit health centers to determine whether they complied with federal billing requirements for COVID-19 inpatients, the firm stated in a recent work plan upgrade.

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Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, medical facilities get a 20 percent pay bump for patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19 and released throughout the federal public health emergency situation..

CMS recently stated it will require hospitals to submit a positive COVID-19 test result to receive the payment increase.

Morgan Haefner –
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

OIG expects to provide the audits in 2022.