Do you remember which email address you provided to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) when you registered for the meaningful use program? If not, now is the time to refresh your memory.
Medicare auditor Figliozzi and Company sends letters via email to physicians who are subject to an audit under CMS' meaningful use program. The auditor uses the email address provided during registration for the meaningful use program to provide notification of the audit. In the audit notice, Figliozzi and Company provides a deadline for a response. If the physician being audited doesn't respond by the deadline, the physician will fail the audit, and the opportunity for an appeal will pass.
Be sure to check which email address you provided during meaningful use registration. If the email belonged to an office manager who no longer works with your practice, you won't receive the audit notification letter sent via email, and you won't realize anything is wrong until Medicare recoups your meaningful use incentive dollars. Don't let this happen to you.
CMS has additional details on the Medicare audit process. For information on meaningful use audits or other practice technologies, contact TMA's Health Information Department by email or by calling (800) 880-5720.
Action, Aug. 17, 2015
Last Updated On
August 14, 2015