Compliance News Roundup: HCCA Highlights
We’re back again this week with another roundup of hot compliance news. We’ve got lawsuits, fraud, illegal kickbacks, and some interesting words of wisdom from HCCA keynote speaker, Robert DeConti.
1. SNF will pay $28 million to settle fraud, neglect lawsuits - “A New York skilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $28 million and implement reforms to settle a lawsuit alleging fraud, neglect and criminal conduct from the facility's owners and staff.” Read more here: http://www.mcknights.com/news/snf-will-pay-28-million-to-settle-fraud-neglect-lawsuits/article/505262/
2. Valeant pays $54 million to settle U.S. kickback, fraud claims - “Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc will pay $54 million to settle civil charges that its Salix unit paid illegal kickbacks to induce doctors to prescribe seven of its products, causing the submission of thousands of fraudulent reimbursement claims to the U.S. government.” Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-valeant-lawsuit-whistleblower-idUSKCN0YV2F1
3. HCCA 2016 Highlights From Keynote Government Official - “Robert DeConti, HHS OIG’s Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, was one of the keynote speakers at the 2nd Annual HCCA Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute in Washington D.C. Mr. DeConti spoke on Monday, October 24, 2016, and summarized selected fraud and abuse trends by government healthcare program type. For some of the key highlights check out this blog post. Read more here: Deeper Than the Headlines: HCCA Highlights