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DOJ Announces New COVID-19 Fraud Takedown - But Will It Expand Enforcement to More Complex Schemes?

USA - April 21 2022 Fraud stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a criminal enforcement priority for the US Department of Justice (DOJ). On April 20, DOJ…

OIG Launches New Resource Page Featuring Telehealth

USA - April 6 2022 Perhaps signaling the increasing likelihood of a permanent telehealth solution for the Medicare program, the Office of Inspector General for the US…

February Fast Break Recap: Risk Adjustment and Liability

USA - March 15 2022 Last month, we had an engaging Fast Break session covering the growing importance of risk adjustment in various health insurance programs and novel…

Texas Court Strikes Down Part of Federal Surprise Billing Rules

USA - March 2 2022 A federal judge in Texas held on February 23 that the federal Government’s interim final rule implementing the independent dispute resolution (IDR)…

New Legislation Aims to Upgrade HIPAA to Account for New Healthcare Technologies

USA - February 24 2022 On February 9, 2022, US Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced bipartisan legislation designed to modernize health…

No Surprises Act Requires Good-Faith Estimates and Balance Billing Protections

USA - February 16 2022 As its name suggests, the No Surprises Act establishes Patient Protection against most surprise medical bills from out-of-network, emergency service…

OIG Planning Nationwide Audit of Hospice Eligibility - What You Should Know

USA - January 18 2022 The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently announced its Office of Audit Services plans to conduct a nationwide review of hospice eligibility…

November Fast Break Recap: Compliance Topics for Healthcare Professionals Interacting with Pharma/Device Manufacturers

USA - December 7 2021 Last month, we had an engaging Fast Break session covering compliance topics regarding healthcare professionals’ relationships with pharmaceutical…

Beware of Biometrics: Complying with Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act

USA - November 19 2021 Biometrics are physical or behavioral human characteristics that can be used to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices, or…

MA Audit: Hospices Unaware of Dual Eligibles Medicaid Filing Rule, Causing Potential Overpayments

USA - November 2 2021 The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently transmitted a memorandum to the Center for Medicaid and…