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Medicare's ZPIC audits: the auditors' new stomping ground.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21243881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article describes Medicare's recent Integrity Program effort, the Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs). The ZPICs are replacing the existing Program Safeguard Contractors and are part of Medicare's effort to enhance its auditing capabilities through centralization of audits and identification of potentially noncompliant activities. The ZPICs are currently active in three of the eventual seven zones, and through their active pursuit of fraudulent activities have already demonstrated their zealous intent to investigate potential fraud. ZPICs in all seven zones are scheduled to open by year end.
Authors:
Patricia S Hofstra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of medical practice management : MPM     Volume:  26     ISSN:  8755-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Pract Manage     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605494     Medline TA:  J Med Pract Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Partner, Health Law Department, Duane Morris, LLP, 190 S. LaSalle, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60603, USA. pshofstra@duanemorris.com
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