Not-for-profit healthcare organizations face greater scrutiny from government audits than their for-profit counterparts, according to a Health Care Compliance Association survey.
Not-for-profits reported undergoing an average of six audits compared with four by for-profit healthcare providers in a 12-month period. Larger companies underwent more audits, as 76% of organizations with 5,000 or more employees reported at least one Medicare recovery audit-contractor review versus 30% of organizations with 250 employees or fewer. Medicare RAC reviews were the most common audits, with 47% of institutions reporting at least one.
The survey, “Auditing the Auditors,” studies regulatory review practices and was published this month by Minneapolis-based HCCA. Respondents were solicited in April via a Web-based survey.