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New government scrutiny of medical device companies regarding false claim statutes

USA - September 12 2013 The government has long investigated healthcare providers and pharmaceutical, companies for False Claims Act (FCA), Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic…

HHS OIG Annual Report touts increased efforts, investigations, successes, and recoveries

USA - February 18 2013 On February 11, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Health Care Fraud and Abuse…

OIG finds that improper payments for Evaluation and Management Services Cost Medicare Billions in 2010

USA - June 4 2014 On May 29, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report, Improper Payments for Evaluation…

OIG continues to intensify its scrutiny of hospice care

USA - January 20 2015 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reform the hospice payment system…

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals will pay $490.9 million for marketing the prescription drug Rapamune for unapproved uses

USA - August 6 2013 On July 30, 2013, the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that…