Compliance News Roundup: March 2019 OIG Advisory Opinion

Compliance News Roundup: March 2019 OIG Advisory Opinion

Posted by Healthicity
Apr 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

1. University to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations – “Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, acting through the University of Wisconsin-Madison (“University”), agreed to pay $1.5 million to the United States to settle the claims that it violated the False Claims Act by failing to properly account for rebates and credits to reduce costs allocable to federal grants and awards (“Federal Awards”).” Get the full scoop >>

2. MedStar Health to Pay U.S. $35 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks to a Cardiology Group in Exchange for Referrals – “MedStar Health Inc. (MedStar) in Columbia, Maryland., MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, both in Baltimore, have agreed to pay the United States $35 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates (MACVA), a cardiology group based in Pikesville, Maryland, in exchange for referrals, through a series of professional services contracts at Union Memorial and Franklin Square Hospitals in Baltimore.” Get the full scoop >>

3. Deeper Than the Headlines: March 2019 OIG Advisory Opinion – “In this installment of Deeper than the Headlines, we’ll look at the OIG’s newest published Advisory Opinion (AO) posted in March of 2019. Whenever the OIG posts an AO it’s a good idea to review it. These are great opportunities to examine the OIG’s thought process. Get the full scoop >>

Questions or Comments?