Hospice Providers are experiencing a tremendous increase in payment-related scrutiny from various contractors including: Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), and Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs). Most, if not all, audits are the result of aberrant billing data that is available to all contractors. This course explores the most common reasons for payment-related scrutiny and explains the difference in the various contractors conducting audits. The course will also offer a step-by-step response strategy to ensure a strategic response to these audits. Lastly, the course includes survival strategies to implement during payment-related scrutiny to mitigate damage to day-to-day operations and the fiscal success of the hospice.