One of the most recent and potentially most devastating developments in health care, to the health care provider, is the Medicare prepayment audit. Most providers are blissfully unaware of this development; however, it is critical to your business to understand what the Medicare prepayment audit is, how it could affect your business, what you can do to prepare, and what you can do if you find yourself subject to such an audit. This is particularly true in light of the fact that Texas has been identified as a region of particular focus and interest. In fact, a majority of bankruptcies that have been the result of the Medicare prepayment audit have occurred to providers located in Texas and Florida.
Doctors, nurses and pharmacists see a wide range of injuries and illnesses each time they report to work. While many of these conditions can be treated successfully, not every person will respond the same way. Those who find themselves unable to recover after receiving care may wonder why their conditions did not improve.