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OIG Cautions Physicians to Consider Compensation Arrangements Carefully
Michele R. Goodman,Gerald M. Griffith,Rebekah N. Plowman, June 23, 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General ("OIG") recently released a fraud alert cautioning physicians who enter into medical directorships and other compensation arrangements, recommending that they consider whether the terms and conditions of such...
2015 HHS OIG Work Plan Focuses on Payment Accuracy, Privacy Concerns, and Insurance Marketplaces
Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld,Heather M. O'Shea,Rebekah N. Plowman,Stephen G. Sozio,Heidi Ann Wendel, December 16, 2014
On October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), Office of Inspector General ("OIG") published its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 ("2015 Work Plan") to provide an annual summary of new and ongoing OIG audit activities related to HHS programs....
OIG Seeks Comment on Recently Published Proposed Rule Expanding Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors
Lynsey Morris Barron,Richard H. Deane,Gerald M. Griffith,Rebekah N. Plowman,Stephen G. Sozio, October 16, 2014
The federal Anti-Kickback Statute ("AKS") criminalizes the solicitation or payment of remuneration in order to induce business that is reimbursable under the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs, such as kickbacks, bribes, and certain rebates. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...