The following is the Med Law Blog’s Top 10 List for Areas of Interest in the OIG 2010 Work Plan for physicians and providers, which will draw particular scrutiny next year:

1.         Medicare Incentive Payment for E-Prescribing

2.         Practice Expense Components of Diagnostic Imaging

3.         Outpatient Physical Therapy Services by Independent Therapists

4.         Place of Service

5.         Evaluation and Management Services During Global Surgery Period

6.         Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility Utilization and Enrollment Standards

7.         Accuracy of Home Health Agency Coding

8.         DME Payments for Power Wheelchairs

9.         Physician Reassignment Compliance

10.       Payment for Referrals by Excluded Providers