OIG Releases Final Compliance Program Guidance For Physician Practices


With annual national health care expenditures now approximating $1 trillion and estimates that health care fraud and abuse may account for as much as 10 percent of that amount, health care fraud is undergoing increased scrutiny at every level of government as well as by private insurance companies. The federal government’s seriousness in fighting fraud and abuse and protecting the integrity of Medicare and other federal healthcare programs can be witnessed in the Attorney General declaring health care fraud the Department of Justice’s number two initiative, behind only violent crime.

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