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New Regulations Expand Authority of HHS OIG to Issue Exclusion Orders
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2017

New regulations have been released in the form of a Final Rule (announced at 82 Fed. Reg. 4100) (the “Final Rule”), revising and expanding the

Retail Pharmacy: OIG Signals It’s Okay to Reward Again
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2017

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an advisory opinion on September 7 that provides important

DOJ and OIG Announce Largest Ever National Health Care Fraud Takedown; Focus on Opioids
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 21 2017

Continuing its annual tradition, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced last

Court Walks Back Ruling That Would Require Laboratories to Independently Verify Medical Necessity
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2017

Clinical laboratories stand in a position of tension: although laboratory tests must be medically necessary to be reimbursable by federal healthcare

Healthcare Law Update: March 2017
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2017

On March 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued Advisory Opinion 17-01 (Opinion

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

2017 Updates to the OIG’s Active Work Plan Items & Related Audit Experience
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • December 20 2017

In this episode, Hilary Bowman summarizes recent updates to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) 2017

Labor Secretary Announces Aggressive Stance on Visa Fraud and Abuse
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) will more aggressively enforce laws governing the administration

Report of $729M in Improper Electronic Health Record Incentive Payments From 2011 to 2014 Poses Risks for Meaningful Use Program Participants
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has spent billions of dollars to encourage the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington - June 16, 2017
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

As the countdown to the July 4 recess continues, Republicans in the Senate continue to seek consensus within their party on Health Care Reform