• Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom…

    –from “The Pillar of the Cloud” by John Henry Newman Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D., had received a few calls already even before the autumn end of Daylight Savings Time. The gloom of another Minnesota winter was approaching, and there would be more calls soon. Arbisi is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Minnesota […]

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  • OIG Workplan 2004 targets psychiatric and rehab in-patient services

    Whether psychiatric in-patient and rehabilitation facility stays meet criteria for medical necessity are among the targets for scrutiny by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in its 2004 Work Plan issued October 1. According to the Workplan, a blueprint for OIG projects determined annually, “Prospective payment (PPS)-exempt psychiatric units and specialty psychiatric hospitals received over […]

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