Richard Rifenbark

Richard Rifenbark

Foley & Lardner LLP

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GAO Issues Report on Post-Payment Claims Reviews by CMS Contractors

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report entitled “Medicare Program Integrity: Increased Oversight and Guidance Could Improve Effectiveness and Efficiency of Post-Payment Claims Reviews,” which...more

8/29/2014 - CMS GAO MACs Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor ZPIC

CMS and OIG Issue Final Regulations to Extend the Stark Exception and Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbor for EHR Donations

On December 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) finalized amendments to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark) and...more

1/17/2014 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS EHR Healthcare HHS OIG Safe Harbors Stark Law Sunset Provisions

CMS and OIG Issue Proposed Rules Modifying the Stark Exception and Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor for Donation of EHR

On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) each published proposed rules in the Federal Register...more

4/19/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS EHR OIG Proposed Regulation Stark Law Sunset Provisions

First-Ever HIPAA Settlement Involving Fewer Than 500 Patients Announced

On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a settlement with the Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) for potential HIPAA violations....more

1/8/2013 - Compliance Data Breach Data Protection Health Information Technologies HHS HIPAA HONI Mobile Devices OCR Patient Confidentiality Breaches Settlement

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