OIG Trends, Reports and Issues — FY 2019

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Provided by MHA Health Institute
Health Institute

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Tuesday, Feb. 5
9:30 - 11 a.m.

Register on or before Wednesday, Jan. 30, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional phone line connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you on the one connection.

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


This session is recommended for health care compliance personnel, billing and claims personnel, patient financial management, cost and accounting personnel, cost report personnel, financial analysts and planners, managed care contract personnel, and hospital chargemaster coordinators. Other staff that may want to attend include CFOs, chief compliance officers and all others interested in compliance issues.

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


This webinar will review of the Office of Inspector General Work Plan issues for hospitals, clinics and other health care providers with particular emphasis on coding, billing and reimbursement. Fiscal year 2019 Work Plan issues are addressed in the context of OIG Work Plan issues from FY 2014 through FY 2018. Pertinent reports issued by the OIG will be discussed, particularly in relation to established OIG issues. Reports issued by the OIG relative to fraud and abuse coding and billing also will be reviewed.

Additionally, associated recovery audit contractor issues will be discussed based on current and anticipated trends. Particular attention will be given to identification of issues in the context of internal and external auditing to make certain that any OIG and RAC issues are adequately addressed by health care providers. For this webinar, the main concentration of issues will involve hospitals and facilities. Physician concerns involving hospitals also will be addressed.


  • discuss RAC development and approval of issues
  • identify OIG trends for issues and their relationship to RAC issue development
  • identify compliance issues that should be addressed by hospitals and other health care providers
  • discuss and review various reports issued by the OIG relative to audits and studies performed as part of the OIG work plan
  • identify trends relative to OIG work plan issues
  • list action steps that should be taken by hospitals and other health care providers


Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D.
Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc.
Ames, Iowa

Dr. Duane Abbey is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants. For more than 20 years, Dr. Abbey has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, physicians and medical clinics. The focus of his consulting has been in the areas of compliance, payment and delivery systems. In addition to his consulting, Dr. Abbey is an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other groups. He also has published articles and books on health care topics. The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.