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The ProviderTrust Blog

Your source for healthcare compliance news, advice from industry experts, and all things related to OIG exclusions.

healthcare, compliance, corporate integrity agreements

Announcement: Donna Thiel and the New Compliance Integrity Division

Posted by Mike Rosen on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

New Hire!

We are excited to announce ProviderTrust is expanding its services to include the new Compliance Integrity Division. Donna Thiel, healthcare compliance veteran, has joined our ranks and will lead the new division. With over 30 years of experience in the post acute care sector, including 15 with one of the nations largest long-term care providers in the industry, she is a perfect fit.

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Healthcare Compliance, Human Resources

Onboarding an Employee - Steps to Ensure a Compliant Culture

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

"The moment you meet a stranger, both of your brains are making thousands of computations at lightening speed to make major decision about one another," according to an article in Forbes. This only take seven seconds. It only takes seven seconds to make a first impression. 

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Four Score and Seven Effective Elements ago, the OIG.....

Posted by Mike Rosen on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Happy 40th Anniversary, DHHS OIG!

My you have certainly made an impact on healthcare compliance.

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services.  

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Healthcare Compliance, OIG, Fraud and Abuse, Penalties and Fines, Self Disclosure

SEC: No way to legally prevent the Whistle from being blown

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently fined two public companies for including within severance agreements a provision designed to eliminate a former employee's right to recover whistleblower incentives. (BlueLinx Holdings and Health Net, Inc.)

In what is generally considered a standard provision, the companies' agreements allowed for the former employee's participation in any government investigation but required a waiver of the right to recover any incentive payments the law provides for whistleblowing in healthcare.

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OIG Exclusion List, Industry News, OIG, Medicaid, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse, Penalties and Fines

Healthcare Fraud: From CEO to CE NO

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Former Chief Executive of South Carolina Hospital Pays $1 Million and Agrees to OIG Exclusion to Settle Claims Related to Illegal Payments to Referring Physicians

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