Compliance News Roundup: Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Compliance News Roundup: Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Posted by Healthicity
Jan 30, 2019 1:31:38 PM

1. Contractor physicians’ Group Shares PHI with Vendor Without a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) - Advanced Care Hospitalists PL (ACH) has agreed to pay $500,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to adopt a substantial corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. Get the full scoop >>

2. Walgreens to Pay $3.5 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations - United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that Walgreen Co. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the United States and the State of Wisconsin to settle allegations that Walgreens violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicaid for stimulant medications without complying with Medicaid rules designed to ensure that stimulants are dispensed for appropriate medical treatment. Get the full scoop >>

3. Kelly Medical Asked to Refund $4,079,308 in Estimated Overpayments - Recently, the OIG concluded an audit Kelley Medical Equipment and Supply, LLC an orthotic braces supplier in Durant, Oklahoma. The objective was to determine whether Kelley Medical complied with Medicare requirements when billing for selected orthotic braces. The results of their audits found that Kelley Medical was non-compliant in over $4 million worth of Medicare payment. Read the whole story in our latest Deeper than the headlines. Get the full scoop >>

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