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“The Government Crackdown on Absentee Providers”

Chicago Medicine David Blank

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Everyone is well familiar with the old adage that the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. A noticeable trend in government enforcement makes clear the axiom is equally relevant to the practice of medicine. Government enforcement agencies continue to take a hard look at physician whereabouts when services are billed under their provider numbers. A recent Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decision upholding a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revocation of a South Florida clinic exemplifies just how serious the government is about location, location, location.