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OIG approves Health System's complimentary transportation program
  • Ober Kaler
  • USA
  • November 6 2015

Recognizing that a narrowly tailored complimentary transportation program may pose minimal risk of fraud and abuse, the OIG posted favorable Advisory

FCA watch August 2014
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2014

In United States ex rel. Shea v. Cellco Partnership, No. 12-7133, 2014 WL 1394687 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 11, 2014), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Efforts to stop health insurance fraud through the use of contractors under fire
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

In recent reports, from June 25, 2014 and August 13, 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights the mixed results achieved by the

Health care reform update - August 20, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 20 2012

On August 13th the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study analyzing the potential effects of the ACA on employer-sponsored coverage

House and Senate overrule OFCCP on TRICARE subcontractors
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

TRICARE is the federal government’s healthcare program for active duty and retired military members and their families

OFCCP rescinds medical providers directive
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it has rescinded Policy Directive 293, which provided guidance for determining whether a health care provider or insurer falls within the OFCCP’s jurisdiction as a federal contractor or subcontractor

Government contractor qualifies for Texas’s sale-for-resale exemption
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2011

A recent decision by the Texas Court of Appeals, Combs v. Health Care Services Corporation, 2011 WL 1005419 (Tex. App. Mar. 16, 2011), clarified Texas’s sale-for-resale exemption to the state’s sales and use tax and held that a government contractor was entitled to a sales tax refund under the exemption

HIPAA audits ARRA coming! Is your PHI secure?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2011

In the growing world of Recovery Audit Contractor audits, Voluntary Disclosure Protocols, IRS Form 990 disclosures, “never events” and HIPAA breach notifications, there is a new kid on the block in the area of federal audit and oversight for healthcare providers, health plans and their business associates under the HIPAA health information privacy and security provisions

Health care reform update - July 18, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 18 2011

On July 13th Secretary Sebelius testified during a hearing before the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health that President Obama was consulting with potential nominees to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB

New Medicare reporting requirements for self-insured contractors to kick in: many questions remain unanswered
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2009

Government contractors that are self-insured against third-party liabilities and may pay claims submitted by Medicare-eligible individuals that arise from bodily injury must register with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and then comply with Medicare reporting requirements that kick in early next year