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Hospice compliance: OIG Work Plan, Quality reporting

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

Hospices may wish to align their 2018 compliance initiatives with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan. The OIG Work Plan sets forth various projects including audits and evaluations that are underway or planned to...more

OIG FY 2017 Work Plan Released: New Areas of Focus for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospices, and Home Health Agencies

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

In early November, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its 2017 Fiscal Year Work Plan, which summarizes new and ongoing reviews and activities that OIG plans to pursue with respect to Health and Human Services...more

OIG Releases 2017 Work Plan

On November 10, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (“the OIG”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) is charged with ensuring the integrity of more than 100 programs administered by DHHS, including...more

Shifting Hospice Reimbursement – Moving in the Direction of Aligning Payment with Resource Concentration

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its update to the home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2016 in the August...more

Recent OIG Audits of Home Health and Hospice Surveys May Signal Increased Scrutiny on Worker Qualifications

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Recent audits by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) conclude that state survey agencies in a number of states and a leading national accrediting agency serving the home health and...more

The Game Plan for Health Care Enforcement: Office of Inspector General Releases 2015 Work Plan

The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) within the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is charged with protecting the integrity of HHS programs by combating fraud, abuse and waste. On Halloween of 2014,...more

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