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Hospice Providers – Step Up to the “MIC” – After a period of relative calm on the audit front, many signs point to an increase in audit activity. According to the Program Integrity Section of the Division of Medical Assistance, a Medicaid Integrity Contractor (MIC) will begin audits of North Carolina Medicaid hospice providers soon. Is your agency ready for this increased audit environment?

Ask and They Shall Receive: Implications of EEOC’s New Procedure for Position Statements – If you were not closely watching the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) website, you may have missed its subtle announcement changing how Respondent position statements are handled. The EEOC rolled out nationwide procedures that apply to all EEOC requests for position statements made to employers on or after January 1, 2016.

It Could Happen to Anybody, and It Did: Office of Civil Rights Slams Provider For Employee’s HIPAA Violation – Have you ever decided to catch up on a little paperwork after hours or on a weekend, shoved a few resident medical or billing records into your briefcase or downloaded them onto your iPad or laptop? Sure you have. But you might want to think twice about that for yourself and your employees, or at least tread carefully.

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