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Industry News, Affordable Care Act

The New Sunshine Act Database And Why It Matters To You

Posted by Mike Rosen on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

The sun shined on September 30, 2014 no matter where you were!

That’s right; CMS has released the long awaited Sunshine Act database, reportable under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, PPSA, publicly, for the first time at the end of September.  Undoubtedly, this is going to be a must read for some people, raise questions from physicians, and lead to questions about whether hospital conflict-of-interest policies are being met with complete self-disclosures by physicians.

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OIG, Affordable Care Act, Fraud and Abuse, Penalties and Fines

OIG Enforcement: Major Fraud Concerning Miami and Detroit

Posted by Mike Rosen on Thu, Oct 09, 2014

A few months ago we blogged about a new OIG enforcement stick stemming from the authority given to them from the Affordable Care Act Section 6401.

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Affordable Care Act, CMS

A Bunch of Bad Apples Keep Home Health Agencies Away

Posted by Mike Rosen on Fri, Feb 07, 2014

It pays to play nice and when others don’t, CMS can put a big bite in the potential for new Medicare and Medicaid providers. If this is news to you, it is to most people. 

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OIG Exclusion List, Healthcare Compliance, Affordable Care Act, CMS

NOTICE: OIG Background Check Requires Monthly Monitoring

Posted by Mike Rosen on Tue, Dec 03, 2013

The proper way to screen a healthcare employee or third party vendor includes an initial OIG background check of the OIG exclusion list (LEIE). This should be done prior to the hiring of or commencement of billing for the services or items purchased from a third party vendor.

The question is how often should a healthcare organization check the OIG exclusion list after hire or contracting with a third party.

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OIG Exclusion List, OIG, Affordable Care Act, CMS, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse, OIG Work Plan, Self Disclosure

Top 3 Reasons to Self-Disclose to the OIG

Posted by Mike Rosen on Tue, Oct 01, 2013

You might hesitate to self-disclose fraud and exclusions to the OIG due to the time-investment and immediate fines; however, according to the OIG the process does not take as long as you might think. 

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