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GAO examines effectiveness of ZPIC program integrity efforts
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2014

A recent GAO report assesses the effectiveness of Medicare Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) -- contractors that perform program integrity


GAO calls for improvements to Medicare contractor postpayment review process
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2014

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report entitled "Medicare Program Integrity: Increased Oversight and Guidance Could Improve


Annual OIG solicitation of anti-kickback safe harbor, fraud-alert topic proposals
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2014

Today the HHS Officeof Inspector General (OIG) published its annual solicitation of recommendations for new or modified safe harbor provisions under


OIG self-disclosure program for federal contractors
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2014

The OIG has posted guidance on its contractor self-disclosure program, which provides a means for contractors to self-disclose potential violations


CMS announces Medicare DMEPOS bidding Round 1 Recompete contract suppliers
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2013

CMS has announced the names of 282 suppliers that have been awarded 3-year contracts under the Medicare DME, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies


CMS announces timeline for the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Round 1 2017 competition
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

On August 11, 2015, CMS announced the detailed timeline for "Round 1 2017" of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and


Justice department reports nearly $5 billion in False Claims Act recoveries for FY 2012
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2012

The Department of Justice recently announced that it secured a record $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments in civil fraud cases in FY 2012, including health care fraud recoveries totaling more than $3 billion


GAO Recommends Improved CMS Nursing Home Quality Oversight
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report, "Nursing Home Quality: CMS Should Continue to Improve Data and Oversight,"


CMS releases 2016 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule - reflecting steep cuts based on DMEPOS competitive bidding rates
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 23 2015

Today CMS released the Medicare durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule for the first half of


CMS announces "winners" of Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding round 2National Mail order competition
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2013

On April 9, 2013, CMS announced the names of 799 suppliers that have been awarded 3-year contracts under Round 2 of the Medicare durable medical