Rules of the Health Care Financing Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, are reviewed as applied to fraud and abuse. The voluntary compliance guidelines that were released by the Office of the Inspector General in October, 2000 are also reviewed. The author demonstrates that the practicing physician can use these guidelines to enhance a medical practice and protect practitioners from accusations of fraud and abuse.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Publication date: July 1, 2001
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