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DOJ Combats COVID-19 Fraud at “Unprecedented Pace and Tempo”

USA - April 6 2021 In a press release issued on March 26, 2021 (“Press Release”), the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that immediately after Congress passed the…

Heather D. Mogden, Scott W. Taebel.

Be Prepared: CMS Resumes Hospital Survey Activities

USA - April 1 2021 Effective March 23, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is lifting the most recent 30-day limitation for hospital surveys and…

Jennifer F. Skeels, Laetitia Cheltenham.

OIG Leadership Discusses Its 2021 Plan to Assess Telehealth Services

USA - March 2 2021 In a recent policy statement, Principal Deputy Inspector General Grimm of the Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General…

Cara Tolliver, Scott W. Taebel.

Hospitals Beware: New OIG Report Suggests Rampant Inpatient Upcoding

USA - March 1 2021 In a new report, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) concluded that hospitals are increasingly billing…

James Junger, Scott W. Taebel.

Acute Care Hospitals Are Becoming More Frequent Targets of IJ Citations

USA - February 24 2021 Noncompliance cited as immediate jeopardy (“IJ”) is one of the most severe survey findings for certified Medicare and Medicaid provider entities…

Jennifer F. Skeels, Laetitia Cheltenham.