Author Archives: Chris Richards, RHIA, CCS

About Chris Richards, RHIA, CCS

Chris joined Barry Libman Inc. as a Senior Associate in 2014 after 27 years with Masspro, the Massachusetts Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). Chris’s areas of expertise include health information administration, case management, quality improvement, hospital payment oversight, and documentation education initiatives. He has a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Medicare program rules and regulations, as well as extensive experience ensuring that clinical coding and DRG assignment result in accurate provider reimbursement. A graduate of Hobart College, he received a postgraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration from Northeastern University.
Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG WORK PLAN: New Two-midnight Inpatient Admission Criteria

Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG WORK PLAN: New Two-midnight Inpatient Admission Criteria

  by Christopher Richards, RHIA, CCS This series of posts will highlight potential provider vulnerabilities with respect to the OIG 2015 work plan. Our sister company, Barry Libman Inc., is available to assist you with any areas where you feel you might have potential exposure. Certainly, everyone is in full agreement that a good compliance plan strives to identify concerns […]

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Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG WORK PLAN: Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplants

Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG WORK PLAN: Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplants

  by Christopher Richards, RHIA, CCS This series of posts will highlight potential provider vulnerabilities with respect to the OIG 2015 work plan. Our sister company, Barry Libman Inc., is available to assist you with any areas where you feel you might have potential exposure. Certainly, everyone is in full agreement that a good compliance plan strives to identify concerns […]

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Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG WORK PLAN: Payments for Patients Diagnosed with Kwashiorkor

Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG WORK PLAN: Payments for Patients Diagnosed with Kwashiorkor

by Christopher Richards, RHIA, CCS This series of posts will highlight potential provider vulnerabilities with respect to the OIG 2015 work plan. Our sister company, Barry Libman Inc., is available to assist you with any areas where you feel you might have potential exposure. Certainly, everyone is in full agreement that a good compliance plan strives to identify concerns before […]

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Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG Work Plan: Inpatient Claims for Mechanical Ventilation

Selected Topics from the 2015 OIG Work Plan: Inpatient Claims for Mechanical Ventilation

  by Christopher Richards, RHIA, CCS This series of posts will highlight potential provider vulnerabilities with respect to the OIG 2015 work plan. Our sister company, Barry Libman Inc., is available to assist you with any areas where you feel you might have potential exposure. Certainly, everyone is in full agreement that a good compliance plan strives to identify concerns […]

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