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DOJ vs. OIG: Analysis of Recently Issued Federal Compliance Documents

by Polsinelli on

Within just weeks of each other, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued separate documents that health care organizations may use to...more

OIG Releases FY 2016 Statistical Data About Medicaid Fraud Control Units

Earlier this week, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) posted its fiscal year (“FY”) 2016 data about Medicaid Fraud Control Units (“MFCUs”) across the country....more

Proposed Rule to Strengthen State Medicaid Fraud Control Units

by Polsinelli on

A recently published proposed rule expands the functions and responsibilities of state Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs). The rule was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of...more

OSHA Implements New Whistleblower Training Program for Investigators

A recent audit conducted by Inspector General (OIG) concluded that the training provided to OSHA whistleblower complaint investigators could be improved in material respects.  It found that the absence of an official training...more

OIG’s Audit Of OSHA Whistleblower Programs

On September 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published the findings of its audit of OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Programs (Whistleblower Programs). The audit focused on (1)...more

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

PODs Continue To Attract Scrutiny From OIG And Congress

by Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx on

In the wake of a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") investigation, physicians with ownership interests in medical device distributorships and hospitals should prepare for...more

OIG Investigations (Without Subpoena Bells and Whistles) Coming to a Program Near You

The Inspector General Act of 1978 aimed to “consolidate existing auditing and investigative resources to more effectively combat fraud, abuse, waste and mismanagement in the programs and operations of [the executive branch].”...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

Which Providers Are at Greatest Risk for Healthcare Fraud Investigations?

by Ashley Adams on

At Ashley D. Adams, PLC, we have a well-established track record of success in false claim cases that can make a difference. For both organization defending against false claims charges and individuals pursuing qui tam...more

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