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2014 OIG Work Plan released: our observations on enforcement (part 2)

USA - February 27 2014 In continuation from our Part 1 piece recently distributed, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services…

Timothy J. Fry, Bart Walker

2014 OIG work plan released: our observations on enforcement (part 1)

USA - February 26 2014 The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014…

Timothy J. Fry, Bart Walker

CMS announces winter 2014 open period for participation in bundled payments for care improvement initiative

USA - February 20 2014 On Feb. 14, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing an open period for additional…

MedPAC votes again to recommend an eight-day ICU length of stay to qualify for LTCH-PPS payments

USA - February 13 2014 In January 2014, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a commission that provides nonbinding but influential recommendations to Congress…

HHS releases final rule requiring release of laboratory reports directly to patients

USA - February 10 2014 In the Final Rule published on Feb. 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…

Amanda L. Enyeart, Kimberly J. Kannensohn