The United States Department of Health and Human Services is a federal executive department established in 1953, as part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The Agency became independent in... more +
The United States Department of Health and Human Services is a federal executive department established in 1953, as part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The Agency became independent in 1980 and was renamed The Department of Health and Human Services at that time. HHS is charged with protecting and improving the health of the American population, as well as providing essential services.
The Biggest Changes in HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule & Recommended Action Steps—Ted Kobus
The United States Senate and House of Representatives recently introduced bipartisan legislation designed to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The legislation, entitled “Preventing and...more
The HHS Office of Inspector General has targeted hospitals for fraud enforcement. It is one of the OIG’s most important initiatives because of the impact it could have on reducing health care costs....more
The HHS OIG has released a report recommending that CMS grant the Medicare Drug Integrity Contractor (MEDIC) wider latitude in pursuing potential fraud and abuse by Medicare Advantage plans. The report found that the MEDIC,...more
Healthcare fraudsters do not discriminate between private and public health insurance. Fraudsters use similar schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid and private insurance companies. ...more
The Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services have made healthcare fraud a number one priority – it is another example of the synergy of politics and enforcement. Congress spends more money on...more
The financial recoveries for healthcare fraud are staggering. The Justice Department and Health and Human Services (Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)) regularly...more
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