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OIG report recommends CMS implement program integrity practices to address vulnerabilities associated with the use of EHRs

USA - January 13 2014 According to a recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), CMS has done little to address…

Phoenix cardiac surgery to pay $100,000, implement cap to settle HIPAA violations

USA - April 23 2012 On April 17, 2012, HHS announced that Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C. (Phoenix), a physician practice providing cardiothoracic surgery services located in Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona, agreed to pay $100,000 and implement a corrective action plan (CAP) to settle alleged HIPAA violations.

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OIG reports Medicare Part B supplying and dispensing fees significantly higher than those under Part D and Medicaid

USA - September 22 2014 According to a recently released report from the HHS OIG, pharmacies are reimbursed significantly more for dispensing drugs under Medicare Part B…

American Hospital Association releases new RACTrac results

USA - September 3 2013 Hospital providers continue to report increases in RAC activity, according to the results of the American Hospital Association's (AHA) most recent…

CMS announces results from HQID, PGP and MCMP Demonstration projects

USA - December 13 2010 According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), results from three key demonstration projects provide support for the contention that offering financial incentives to providers to improve patient care increases the quality of care and can reduce growth in Medicare expenditures.