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Regulatory guidance and legal implications associated with the transition to ICD-10

USA - October 1 2015 Today, October 1, 2015, marks a significant event in the health care industry – the implementation of the ICD-10 code set. As physicians and other…

Anne P. Sharamitaro, Michael D. Laycob.

CMS releases final meaningful use rules

USA - October 27 2015 Earlier this month, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology…

Anne P. Sharamitaro, Laura S. Perlov, Michael D. Laycob.

Recent False Claims Act settlements highlight physician compensation scrutiny

USA - September 23 2015 Three recent settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice, (all qui tam"whistleblower" actions), highlight the Government's continuing efforts to…

Anne P. Sharamitaro.

The Office of Inspector General publishes its 2016 investigative plan

USA - November 5 2015 On Monday, November 2, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") published its…

Anne P. Sharamitaro, Laura S. Perlov, Michael D. Laycob.

Record $712 million Medicare fraud 'takedown' announced as physician compensation scrutiny intensifies

USA - July 6 2015 The largest "takedown" to date by the Medicare Strike Force team was announced on June 18, 2015 by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the…

Anne P. Sharamitaro.