Compliance News Roundup: How Compliance Professionals Can Use the OIG Semiannual Report

1. Electronic Health Records Vendor To Pay The Largest Settlement In The District Of Vermont: eClinicalWorks LLC to Pay $155 Million to Resolve Civil False Claims Act Allegations One of the nation’s largest vendors of electronic health records (EHR) software, eClinicalWorks (ECW), and certain employees will pay a total of $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that ECW misrepresented the capabilities of its software, the Justice Department announced. The settlement also resolves allegations that ECW paid kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting its product. ECW is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts. Get the full scoop on

2. New Jersey Skilled Nursing Facility Agrees to $888,000 Settlement for Billing Medicaid for Allegedly Substandard Care - A skilled nursing facility in Andover, New Jersey will pay $888,000 to both state and federal government to resolve allegations it provided substandard or "worthless" services to some patients, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Andover Subacute and Rehab Center Services Two has agreed to pay $395,508 to the United States and an additional $492,492 to New York State, and will enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with DHHS Office of the Inspector General to ensure quality, accountability and other compliance issues. Get the full scoop on

3. Deeper Than The Headlines: How Compliance Professionals Can Use the OIG Semiannual Report - Recently, the OIG submitted its Semiannual Report to Congress for the period of Oct. 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Reading the OIG’s reports are important for compliance professionals. The reports can give healthcare providers an idea of where the OIG is spending their time auditing and hints at where they will focus their efforts in the near future. It’s probably a good idea to review the topics in case your organization provides some of the services. Get the full scoop and check out a few sections that caught my eye on

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