Compliance News Roundup: OIG March 2019 Workplan Updates

1. Florida Home Health Services Company Owner and Co-Conspirator Sentenced to Prison for Role in $8.6 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme – “A home health services company owner and a co-conspirator, both Miami, Florida residents, were sentenced to prison today for their roles in an $8.6 million health care fraud scheme.” Get the full scoop >>

2. Covidien to Pay Over $17 Million to The United States for Allegedly Providing Illegal Remuneration in the Form of Practice and Market Development Support to Physicians - “Today’s settlement serves as an important reminder to those in the health care community that unlawful kickbacks come in many forms and are not limited to monetary payments to providers,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “Providing free or discounted services to health care providers to induce the use of certain items or services can lead to excessive and unnecessary treatments, and drive up health care costs for everyone.” Get the full scoop >>

Deeper Than the Headlines: OIG Workplan March 2019 - March 2019 has been a busy month for additions to the OIG’s Work Plan. They’ve added 16 new items, including the Potential Duplication of NIH Research Grant Funding, Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in States in the Appalachian Region, and Post-Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Care Provided to Dually Eligible Beneficiaries. This week, let’s take a look at a few of them and talk about how they impact you and your organization. Get the full scoop >>

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