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OIG Expands Enforcement Directed at Physicians

Posted on Health Care Law News July 8, 2015 by author

During the annual meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association, representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), announced the creation of a designated litigation team exclusively focused on civil monetary penalties and exclusion cases, with a particular focus on physicians. The OIG team will provide an Read more →

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EHR Meaningful Use Audit Success

Posted on Firm News February 1, 2014 by author

In connection with a Medicare EHR incentive payment meaningful use audit, the Firm successfully argued our healthcare practitioner client was in compliance with all requirements for receipt of the Medicare EHR Incentive at the time its attestations were submitted. As such our client was not subject to an overpayment for the monies received. The Client Read more →

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Repeat Medicare Offenders Beware: “New” Sanctions are on the Horizon

Posted on Health Care Law News February 1, 2014 by author

According to a recent HHS-CMS directive that went into effect on January 15, 2014, “CMS has learned from contractors that providers are abusing the program and not changing inappropriate behavior even after extensive education to address these behaviors.” Such providers have now been deemed “recalcitrant,” and the “recalcitrant” category is one into which Medicare providers Read more →

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HHS-OIG Launches On-Line Platform to Submit Self-Disclosures

Posted on Health Care Law News July 8, 2013 by author

Earlier today, the OIG launched an online submission process for its voluntary Self-Disclosure Protocol. This online disclosure tool is designed to make it even easier for providers who wish to voluntarily disclose self-discovered evidence of potential fraud to OIG. According to the OIG’s associated press release, “Self-disclosure gives providers the opportunity to avoid the costs Read more →

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