Are you a healthcare organization at the larger end of the scale and have already acquired another healthcare facility or vendor?
If you said yes to that question there are a few things to keep in mind:Read More
The following examples of healthcare fraud and abuse are public record cases that were prosecuted in the 2015 fiscal year.
The cases range from the Medicare fraud to unimaginable bribery schemes involving innocent patients.
Take a look at these REAL cases that ACTUALLY happened. This is no Law and Order drama, this is real life.Read More
In late March, OIG Inspector General Levinson informed Compliance Officers at the annual HCCA Compliance Institute Conference in San Diego that his office was very close to releasing significant changes to both their Exclusion Authority as well as the Imposition of Civil Fines and Monetary Penalties. In early May, the OIG released its two proposed rules to do just as promised.
Recently, in an article posted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), scenarios are presented that illustrate a lack of quality-of-care for patients in senior nursing facilities. The article more specifically addresses how skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes that provide 24-hour assistance with day-to-day activities and rehabilitation services for patients, may not be the proper outlet for Medicare to be investing 32 billion dollars--as they did in 2012.