COVER STORY

Modern Healthcare - - NEWS -

Providers say the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s grow­ing em­pha­sis on billing au­dits is push­ing them to the limit and threat­ens to in­crease their costs. Many billing prob­lems stem from sim­ple er­rors, not fraud, they say. “When you get into the nuts and bolts of some of these pro­grams you re­al­ize it’s not as easy as tak­ing the over­pay­ment line out of the bud­get,” says Michael Regier, left, of VHA.

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