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Recovery Audit Contractors (“RACs”) and other Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractors are charged with identifying overpayments made by Medicare to healthcare providers. However, with the increase in RAC...more
On February 13, CGS Administrators, the Parts A and B Medicare Administrative Contractor for Kentucky and Ohio, relayed instructions to Medicare hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System from the Centers...more
On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) rescinded two enforcement guidance documents on pay discrimination from 2006 and replaced them with a new Directive...more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the DOJ jointly released a report concluding that, for every dollar spent on healthcare fraud investigations in the last three years, the government...more
Macau Government has enacted new rules concerning gaming manufacturers' approval to supply slot machines in Macau. The new Administrative Regulation 26/2012 contains rules relating to the licensing procedure for gaming...more
Before a Medicare contractor can use extrapolation to determine an overpayment amount, the Medicare statute requires that it must make a finding that there is a sustained or high level of payment error or that documented...more
Under the Medicare statute and implementing regulation, providers have 180 days from the issuance of a Notice of Program Reimbursement (NPR) in which to file an appeal to the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB). This...more
Last month we wrote about a provision in the proposed 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) that would have given the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”) statutory authority to demand a company’s internal audit...more
2.1 Shell issued proceedings against the six named defendants on the 4th March, 2005 with a statement of claim being delivered on the 18th April. Damages were sought together with various orders restraining the defendants...more
On January 7, 2013, HHS OIG published a favorable advisory opinion on a management arrangement between a hospital and a cardiology group related to the provision of certain cardiac catheterization services at the hospital. ...more
Your employee handbook likely addresses, in great detail, the do's and don'ts of using the internet while at the office, guidance on HIPAA, and even the company's policy on sexual harassment, but does it provide any...more
In This Issue:
- Fiscal Cliff Deal Lengthens Medicare Overpayment Recovery Period
- Cutting Medicaid Provider Tax May Shift Costs to States, CRS Finds
- MedPAC Finalizes Payment Recommendations, GAO Solicits...more
On December 17, 2012, the Ministry of Health (“MOH”) issued the Tentative Guidelines for Centralized Procurement of High Value Medical Consumables (the “Guidelines”) with immediate effect, with an aim to control health care...more
The recently passed fiscal cliff legislation, i.e., the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act) [PDF], includes a number of provisions addressing Medicare and Medicaid. One of these provisions extends the recovery period...more
Originally Published In BUILDSouth, Winter 2013.
Historically, in Alabama, the project delivery methods available for owners to de-sign and construct private projects have differed from those delivery methods available...more
The ATRA significantly alters provider rights related to overpayment recoupment, refunds, audits and claims appeals. A provision entitled "Removing obstacles to collection of overpayments" increases the statute of limitations...more
Executive Summary: False Claims Act actions against government contractors are on the rise. But two recent decisions offer potential limitations to false claims exposure, and may aid defendants in future FCA litigation....more
In order to have the new 2012-13 education legislation handy, we have combined our series on the subject into one easy to reference location. Here you will find a recap of all the legislation we summarized, along with a link...more
CMS is seeking comments from hospitals, electronic health record (EHR) vendors, and other interested parties regarding whether hospitals could be ready as early as January 1, 2014, to electronically report patient-level...more
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The biggest story in the last five years has been the rise of FCPA...more
Healthcare suppliers and service providers live in a regulated world. They are constantly under audit scrutiny. Sometimes federal agencies (i.e private contractors) conduct the audits; other times state agencies conduct the...more
Representative Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) has introduced HB16, the Alabama Economic Development and Fiscal Accountability Act, for the upcoming legislative session that would make substantial changes to economic development...more
On January 9, 2013, the Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Board (P3 Board) approved the Implementation Manual for Solicited and Unsolicited Projects (Implementation Manual), which provides highly...more
Texas Medicaid providers that receive referrals from non-participating physicians or other health care providers need to beaware that beginning January 1, 2013, individual providers who arenot currently enrolled in Texas...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that Jacksonville, Florida-based American Sleep Medicine LLC has settled allegations that it fraudulently billed Medicare, TRICARE (the health care program for uniformed...more
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