OIG continues its aggressive interpretation of scope and effect of exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs and clarifies several open questions....more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and...more
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services ("Department"), Office of Inspector General ("OIG"), has now issued an Informational Notice and Voluntary Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol ("Protocol") providing...more
On March 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released the Updated OIG Guidelines for Evaluating State False Claims Acts (“2013 Guidelines”), which replaces the...more
Amid alleged failures of skilled nursing facilities to meet care and discharge planning requirements, OIG identifies substantial payment errors....more
On March 15, HHS OIG issued updated guidelines regarding how it will evaluate State false claims acts. Under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, States became eligible for financial incentives (i.e., retaining a larger share...more
To paraphrase a famous quote, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it," and providers who ignore the significance of the federal government's healthcare fraud enforcements efforts in 2012 do so at their...more
On March 23, 2013, it will have been three years since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. This date is a significant one for the nursing home industry, not because it marks...more
Originally published in Birmingham Medical News, on January 7, 2013.
Around this time each year, I like to remind my clients about matters they can address at the beginning of each year--a New Year's Resolution for the...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
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