Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in the Medical Office
Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in the Medical Office is an essential billing resource to ensure compliance with federal law, as well as avoid fraud and reduce liability in your practice. Included are the tools and best practices you need to conduct business confidently and effectively.
Through a collaboration with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the AMA is proud to provide you the definitive resource to easily understand the laws and quickly and effectively implement best practices to ensure consistent compliance with federal fraud and abuse laws and reduce liability to your practice.
Billing errors that violate federal fraud and abuse laws can have devastating consequences for a physician practice, including significant fines, criminal penalties and permanent exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid and other federal government health care programs.
Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in the Medical Office provides the tools you need to make immediate changes and create systems that will help sustain a compliant practice, affording the physician and allied health professionals more time to focus on the most important aspect of your practice—the patient.
You can rely on the expertise of the AMA in collaboration with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) to help you improve the management of your practice. Written by health law attorneys for physicians, this practical resource provides:
- Tools to help minimize risk
- Real-life examples highlighting how to best focus your compliance efforts along with common pitfalls
- Legal definitions supported by user-friendly explanations, applications and examples
- Easy-to-reference requirements of applicable federal laws
- Practical guidance should fraud or abuse violation occur