Compliance News Roundup: October 2017 Updates to the OIG Work Plan

1. Jacksonville Cardiovascular Practice Agrees To Pay More Than $440,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations For Failing To Reimburse Government Health Care Programs - “Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, P.A. (“FCCI”) has agreed to pay $448,821.58 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly delaying repayment of more than $175,000 in overpayments owed to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.” Get the full scoop >>

2. Austin Area Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks in Health Care Fraud Scheme - “In Austin this afternoon, 68-year-old patient recruiter Glen Elwood McKenzie, Jr., of Cedar Park, TX, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a Health Care Fraud scheme announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.” Get the full scoop >>

3. October 2017 Updates to the OIG Work Plan - The OIG has added some more items to their work plan for this month, October 2017, including: Specialty Drug Coverage and Reimbursement in Medicaid and Review of Medicare Payments for Bariatric Surgeries. Some of these new items may interest you. Staying informed is only half of the battle to maintain an effective compliance program. Get the full scoop >>

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