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OIG Planning Nationwide Audit of Hospice Eligibility - What You Should Know

USA - January 18 2022 The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently announced its Office of Audit Services plans to conduct a nationwide review of hospice eligibility…

CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Healthcare Staff Vaccination Rule - A First Look

USA - November 8 2021 The CMS Healthcare Staff Vaccination Rule takes aim at ensuring that eligible healthcare workers are soon vaccinated against COVID-19. The interim…

Susan Feigin Harris, Kathleen P. Rubinstein

MA Audit: Hospices Unaware of Dual Eligibles Medicaid Filing Rule, Causing Potential Overpayments

USA - November 2 2021 The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently transmitted a memorandum to the Center for Medicaid and…

Kathleen P. Rubinstein

CMS Relaunches Hospice TPE Audits with Long-Stay General Inpatient Reviews

USA - October 19 2021 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it had restarted the Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audit process, effective…

Kathleen P. Rubinstein

HHS Makes More Provider Relief Funds Available, Offers 60-Day Grace Period for First Reporting Deadline

USA - September 15 2021 The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it will make $25.5 billion available in new COVID-19 relief funds to…

Gregory N. Etzel, Banee Pachuca, Kathleen P. Rubinstein