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HHS OIG issues 2015 Work Plan series - installment one - a look at what’s new this year

USA - November 11 2014 On October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted the 2015 Work Plan. Typically, the OIG Work…

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General issued a report finding that CMS’s reliance on California’s licensing surveys of nursing homes could not ensure the quality of care provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries

USA - June 16 2014 A new report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) on June 10, 2014 claims there are serious…

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…

Do violations of government regulations support claims under the False Claims Act?

USA - March 4 2014 On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act (FCA) case brought against a major…

William H. Kitchens

OMHA public forum on temporary suspension of Medicare appeals

USA - February 18 2014 On February 12, 2014, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) hosted a public forum to address concerns raised by its recent announcement…