• In mid-December, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) announced that an investigation into Medicare Advantage organizations (MAO) had found $6.7 billion in potentially unsupported risk adjustment payments, generated from chart review programs that overwhelmingly yielded additional diagnoses. The study further found that 99% of chart reviews resulted in added diagnoses—not […]

  • Over 10% of the U.S. population is now covered by an accountable care organization (ACO), and the number of risk-adjusted lives is growing at roughly 15% to 20% each year. To date, risk adjustment has primarily consisted of payers retrospectively reconciling work done with payments owed. With the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) […]