OIG Issues Memorandum Highlighting Questionable Billing for Physician Services for Hospice Beneficiaries

The Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a report indicating that in 2009, questionable billing for Part B physician services provided to hospice beneficiaries amounted to nearly $566,000. OIG’s explanation of the questionable billing was that “Medicare paid this amount to physicians directly through Part B for services…