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Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Medicare Appeal Process (Part 3 - Review By An Administrative Law Judge)", August 7, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Medicare Appeal Process (Part 2 - Reconsideration By A Qualified Independent Contractor)", August 6, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Medicare Appeal Process (Part 1 - Redetermination)", August 5, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Use of Statistical Sampling In An Audit (Part 2 -Areas to Challenge)", August 4, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Use of Statistical Sampling In An Audit (Part 1 - An Overview)", August 1, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka's article "Expect Audits After the Emergency Ends" was published by HomeCare magazine, July 31, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Government Requests for Information (Part 4 - What to Expect When the Government Knocks on the Door)", July 27, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Government Requests for Information (Part 3 - Responding To Government Requests for Information)", July 26, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Exclusion of Individuals or Entities (Part 5 - Determining Whether a Person is Excluded)", July 25, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Exclusion of Individuals or Entities (Part 4 - Effect of Exclusions)", July 24, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Government Requests for Information (Part 2 - Procedural Safeguards)", July 15, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws:  Government Requests for Information (Part 1 - Overview)", July 14, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Exclusion of Individuals or Entities (Part 3 - Section 1156 Exclusions)", July 12, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Exclusion of Individuals or Entities (Part 2 - Section 1128 Exclusions)", July 8, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Exclusion of Individuals or Entities (Part 1 - The Process)", July 1, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Administrative Sanctions", June 30, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: the Federal False Claims Act", June 29, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws:  the Federal Physician Self-referral Statute or 'Stark Law'", June 28, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act", June 27, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Federal Criminal Statutes (Part 2)", June 26, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Fraud and Abuse Laws: Federal Criminal Statutes (Part 1)", June 25, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Who Is Watching How Healthcare Dollars Are Spent? Federal Contractors", June 24, 2020.  Link.

 

Markus P. Cicka prepared "Who Is Watching How Healthcare Dollars Are Spent? State Enforcement Agencies", June 23, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Who Is Watching How Healthcare Dollars Are Spent? The Department of Justice", June 22, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Who Is Watching How Healthcare Dollars Are Spent?  The Department of Health and Human Services", June 21, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka's article "Medicare Recognition of Interstate License Compacts" was published in the Illinois Home and Hospice Council, Communicator Express, June 18, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka joined the Managed Care Work Group, the Legislative Affairs Committee, the Regulatory/Reimbursement Committee and the Leadership Development/Awards Committee of the Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council, June, 2020.


Markus P. Cicka’s article “Home Health Agency Audits: Architectural Features Of A Patient’s Home May Be Relevant In Determining Homebound Status” was published in the Illinois Communicator, Communicator Express, Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council, May 22, 2020. Link.


Markus P. Cicka joined the Missouri Council for In-Home Services, May 15, 2020.


Markus P. Cicka's article " "Billing for Polysomnography Services: Make Sure You Know the Legal Requirements for Sleep Testing Services", was published by HomeCare magazine, May 13, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Home Health Agency Audits:  Hidden Gems from a Recent OIG Audit", May 6, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Home Health Agency Audits:  What Has the OIG Recently Found?", May 1, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Make Sure Your Home Health Medicare Claims Match Your OASIS Data", April 25, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared “A Reminder About Advanced Beneficiary Notices of Noncoverage for Home Health Agencies and DMEPOS Suppliers”,  April 13, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Required Elements of a Written Order For All DMEPOS Items:  CMS Recently Created One Standard", April 8, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "The OIG Loosened Restrictions for Reducing or Waiving Cost-Sharing Obligations for Telehealth Services due to COVID19: But What Were the 'Pre-COVID19' Restrictions?", April 6, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Make Sure Your Medicare Lumbar Sacral Orthosis Items are Reimbursable", March 26, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka joined First Healthcare Compliance, LLC for their blog "Billing for Chronic Care Management: What Are the Problematic Issues?" March 12, 2020. Link. 


Markus P. Cicka prepared “Make Sure Your Medicare Telehealth Services are Reimbursable”. March 11, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka attended the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council's Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, March 3-4, 2020.


Markus P. Cicka presented “Complying with the Conditions of Participation: How to Avoid Top Survey Citations” at the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, March 4, 2020.


Markus P. Cicka prepared "Clinical Laboratory Billing for Travel Expenses”, February 29, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka prepared “Billing Medicare For Clinical Laboratory Services: Specimen Validity Tests Combined with Urine Drug Tests”. February 18, 2020.  Link.


Markus P. Cicka’s article “Sentencing of Home Health Owner for Payment of Kickbacks for Referrals Is a Reminder to Properly Market Your Services” was published in the Illinois Communicator, Communicator Express, Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council, February 6, 2020.  Link.