Audits of Medicare Payments for Spinal Pain Management Services

Medicare Part B covers various spinal pain management services including facet joint injections, facet joint denervation sessions, lumbar epidural injections, and trigger point injections. Medicare Part B also covers sedation administered during these pain management services. We will audit whether Medicare payments for spinal pain management services billed by physicians complied with Federal requirements. Expected Issue Date (FY) 2022. Below are links to articles related to this topic.

Audits of Medicare Payments for Spinal Pain Management Services

Medicare Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks

Use of Medicare Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness at Dialysis Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Review of Medicare Data To Understand Hospital Utilization During COVID-19

Trend Analysis of Medicare Laboratory Billing for Potential Fraud and Abuse With COVID-19 Add-on Testing

Medicaid—Telehealth Expansion During COVID-19 Emergency

States’ Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Medical Loss Ratios

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