This article is part one of two articles that will review ways that may help to limit Medicare audit risk.
As O&P providers and suppliers struggle through the everincreasing burden of Medicare claim audits, there are very few encouraging signs or protective steps that professionals can pursue. Questions often arise as to whether O&P practitioners can limit their Medicare involvement in order to limit audit risk exposure. This two-part article series will examine creative approaches to limit Medicare audit risk. But as the details emerge in the course of this article, bright-line approaches to achieve this goal remain elusive.