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

Industry News, Healthcare Compliance, SNF

August Healthcare Compliance News

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

August is packed with news and insights from many healthcare compliance resources. We’ve curated recent articles that stood out in our eyes this month. Our list includes stories and releases from OIG and CMS, as well as blogs concerning regulation uncertainty and new challenges providers are facing.

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Healthcare Technology, Entrepreneurship, ProviderTrust News

ProviderTrust Honored on Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

We are ecstatic to be honored for the second consecutive year on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. At ProviderTrust, we are always challenging ourselves to be engaged in the healthcare community, and are driven by providing simple solutions for compliance and HR professionals. Take a look at our story and see where we’ve come from to know where we are going in the future.

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OIG, OIG Work Plan, compliance program

August OIG Work Plan Updates

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Each month, we will be sharing the most recent additions to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan items. As of June 2017, OIG updates their Work Plan monthly with any new changes to the active list. Let’s take a look at the new points of emphasis for compliance professionals moving forward.

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Industry News, Fraud and Abuse, department of justice

New DOJ Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit Created

Posted by Donna Thiel on Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Throughout the year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), as well as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and President Trump, have made it clear that opioid abuse is a primary area of focus for government agencies. In a recent announcement, Attorney General Sessions showed that the government isn’t just talking- they are taking action. On August 2nd, Attorney General Sessions announced the formation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit. This new unit of the DOJ will be a pilot program to utilize data to help combat the opioid crisis.

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Industry News, Healthcare Compliance, OIG

Lessons Learned from OIG Semiannual Report to Congress

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Each year, the Department of Health and Human Services and OIG is tasked with updating Congress on its performance, trends, and actions taken to combat healthcare fraud and abuse.  The mid-term report was issued for the period of October 2016 to March 2017 and describes OIG’s work on identifying significant problems, abuses, deficiencies, remedies, and investigative outcomes relating to the administration of HHS programs and operations that were disclosed during the reporting period.

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