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New OIG Project Expands Telemedicine Audits to State Medicaid Programs
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2017

Following on the heels of its plans to review Medicare payments for telehealth services, the federal Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the

OIG Releases November Work Plan Items; Focus on Opioid Prescribing and Telemedicine
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2017

As we announced earlier this year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is updating its Work Plan monthly rather than its previous twice-yearly

The Importance of Documentation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2017

A Health System recently agree to pay $6 million to settle allegations that a subsidiary submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary

Hospitals Will Need Psychiatrists and Mental Health Professionals to Satisfy EMTALA
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • November 7 2017

Hospitals that have emergency departments should call upon their “available resources” to screen and stabilize patients with mental health emergencies

Washington Healthcare Update - Nov 6, 2017
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2017

On Nov. 3, the House passed legislation to renew the Children’s Hospital Insurance Program, 242-174. Only 15 Democrats voted for the proposal. Of

Office of Inspector General Issues Report on H-1B Site Visits
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report titled “USCIS Needs a Better Approach to Verify H-1B Visa Participants.” The report was

OIG Wants CMS to Track Medicare Costs from Device Failures
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

A recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report suggests that the lack of medical device-specific information on Medicare claim forms complicates

What’s the Beef? USDA Questions Safety of Imported Meat
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2017

There is an increased risk to public health from imported meat and poultry products because of inconsistent audits conducted by USDA’s Food Safety and

The Need for Whistleblower Protections at the Office for Human Research Protections
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2017

According to a recent investigative report by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), employees’ fear of

OIG Releases October Work Plan Items; Includes Opioid REMS and Specialty Drug Coverage and Medicare Reimbursement
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2017

As we recently announced, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is updating its Work Plan monthly rather than its previous twice-yearly publications