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OIG reports on overpayments for diabetes testing supplies

USA - February 11 2011 The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued two reports finding that durable medical equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME-MACs) allegedly overpaid for home blood-glucose test strips and lancets (the Reports)....

Hae-Won Min Liao, Donielle McCutcheon.

OIG Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2010: home health agencies

USA - October 13 2009 The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2010 on October 1, 2009....

Mark B. Langdon, Trevor L. Wear, William A. Sarraille.

HHS and FTC issue rulemakings on HITECH breach notification provisions

USA - September 9 2009 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued separate rules implementing the groundbreaking breach notification provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”)....

Alan Charles Raul, Deitzah Woll, Meenakshi Datta, Anna L.Spencer.

Health care law issues in pandemic flu programs

USA - June 9 2009 As the global outbreak of the H1N1 "swine flu" virus has focused worldwide attention on the threats posed by pandemics, interest in pandemic agent stockpiles and other pandemic response programs has risen dramatically....

William A. Sarraille, Meenakshi Datta, Anna L.Spencer, James C. Stansel, Stephanie P. Hales.