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The ProviderTrust Blog

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

Michael Rosen, ESQ

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OIG, Medicaid, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse, department of justice

The OIG is Serious About Personal Care Fraud: Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The OIG has heard and seen it all, right? It is hard to imagine the daily insanity of discovering and investigating fraudulent behavior within the healthcare industry. One thing is for sure; they are not messing around.

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OIG, compliance, corporate integrity agreements

Corporate Integrity Agreements: A Brief History

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Apr 18, 2017

A CIA is a serious weapon available to the OIG to resolve allegations of fraud and abuse. Let's take a look back at some of the history of Corporate Integrity Agreements and how they are used.

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Enforcement, Regulations

Sanctioning Doctors for Opioid Prescription Abuse

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Each day, more stories continue to dominate headlines concerning the country's opioid abuse and its impact on families, health, and the economy. With the crisis reaching a critical mass, the highest levels of government are working to address so many health concerns with an executive order recently released from the White House. This epidemic is also resulting in a record number of doctors being disciplined by medical boards for over-prescribing to patients. 

 Recently, the state of New Jersey ramped up its enforcement efforts by sanctioning 31 physicians for allegedly over-prescribing painkillers.  This is a trend that seems to put a dent in the proliferation of addiction to pain killers, and the epidemic of pain killer narcotic over-prescription.

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Healthcare Compliance, OIG, healthcare, HCCAci

HCCA 21st Annual Compliance Institute Debrief

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Mar 30, 2017

There is nothing like D.C. in the spring. The Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) held its annual Compliance Institute in DC for 2017 and almost 3,000 of the nation’s compliance officers/managers gathered at the Gaylord National Harbor for three days. As has been the case for years, the conference was spectacular.

It is refreshing to be around so many people who share the same goal - compliance and quality care.

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ProviderTrust News, compliance, HCCA, HCCAci

Everything You Need to Know for HCCA CI 2017

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

HCCA Compliance Institute begins this weekend, and year after year, it never disappoints! At ProviderTrust,
meeting new faces and reuniting with friends has always been our favorite part of this enjoyable event.

As we prep for our journey to the National Harbor in Maryland, we made it a priority to put together some resources for you - in the event you get to go - so that you get the most out of your HCCA CI 2017 experience!

Take a look below to start planning, and be sure to say hello if you see us.

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