St Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson is scheduled to appear as a special guest on the Monday, Aug. 6 edition of the long-running Monitor Monday weekly Internet broadcast produced by RACmonitor.
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“We are honored that Inspector General Levinson will be on the broadcast,” RACmonitor publisher and executive producer Chuck Buck said. “We expect that the inspector general will be providing insight on the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history with the government’s agreement with GlaxoSmithKline last month, getting the global healthcare giant to plead guilty and pay a record $3 billion to resolve fraud allegations.”
Buck said he anticipates that Levinson will discuss some of the noteworthy provisions in the settlement, including the “clawback” provision.
“We were very impressed when the inspector general came to our broadcast booth as we were broadcasting live during the HCCA conference in Las Vegas back in April,” Buck said. “We were impressed with his humanity.”
The 30-minute live broadcast of Monitor Monday also will feature an appearance by Duane Abbey, PhD, a consultant, author and educator. Abbey is expected to explain why the recovery auditors have targeted various cardiovascular services on the grounds of medical necessity.
Also on Monday, J. Paul Spencer, the compliance officer for Fi-Med Management, Inc., will be ready to answer listeners’ questions during the broadcast. Nancy Beckley, president and CEO of Nancy Beckley and Associates, will discuss hot topics, including the recent focus on MS-DRG 470, which has caught the attention of providers recently. Beckley also will conduct the popular Monitor Monday Listener Survey.
Reporting on the latest news on the RACs will be Karen Long, who also will report on recent developments regarding healthcare fraud.
RACmonitor, a division of Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc, is an online news and information source to help healthcare providers make informed decisions for their organizations on the activities of Recovery Audit Contractors - the congressionally mandated program under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RACmonitor is not affiliated with any governmental agency but is a source for healthcare providers in all settings.