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Blog: HHS OIG Hands Out 2015 Work Plan For Halloween

by Cooley LLP on

On Friday October 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its annual “Work Plan” for fiscal year 2015. The Work Plan is a compilation of the OIG’s plans for...more

CMS Announces New Unified Program Integrity Contractors

by King & Spalding on

CMS recently announced plans to implement a new Medicare and Medicaid program integrity contractor, Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs). ...more

OIG Reports on Observation Stays and Short Inpatient Stays for Medicare Beneficiaries

by King & Spalding on

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently published the results of a study regarding hospitals’ use of observation stays and short inpatient stays for Medicare beneficiaries, citing CMS concerns as one of the reasons for...more

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: How an Effective Compliance Program Can Help You Plan for the Unpredictable

by Baker Donelson on

During the past several years, prosecutors have increasingly used Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) against corporations in enforcing white collar criminal statutes. DPAs have enabled companies to avoid the costs and...more

Healthcare Sector Under Scrutiny: Congressional Oversight of the Affordable Care Act by Daniel F. Donovan and William Clarkson

by King & Spalding on

"I've long maintained that there are three possible routes to repeal of ObamaCare: the courts, the presidential election, and our constitutional responsibility for oversight. With two of them having come up short, the third...more

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