- Review audit standards from U.S. Gov't Accountability Office
- OIG Compliance Plan For Individual & Small Group Physician Practices [PDF 345K]
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View the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company's (OMIC) risk management consent forms for ophthalmic practices.
The AMA Principles for Physician Employment are intended to help physicians, those who employ physicians, and their respective advisors identify and address some of the unique challenges to professionalism and the practice of medicine arising in the face of physician employment.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that audits are a reality of practicing medicine. Audits are conducted by all third-party payers on all levels of service, special tests and surgical procedures. Under the current system, there is a high probability that you will be audited on something at some time during your career. An audit is rumored to be like undergoing an autopsy without the benefit of death. The question is — how prepared will you be when the request for documentation comes to your office? It is your choice. Continue reading Audits: It’s Not a Matter of If, But When.
While ideally records should be kept forever, this is not always practical. To ensure that present and future patient needs are adequately met, and that allegations of malpractice can be successfully defended, retain records according to the following guidelines. Once the retention guidelines have been met, the records may be destroyed with physician approval. Continue reading Record Retention and Destruction.