Compliance News Roundup: OIG State Oversight Opioids

Compliance News Roundup: OIG State Oversight Opioids

Posted by Healthicity
Mar 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

1. Tulsa Doctor Will Pay $84,666 for Allegedly Engaging in an Illegal Kickback Scheme – “A Tulsa doctor has agreed to pay the government $84,666.42 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.” Get the full scoop >>

2. Newton Physician to Pay $680,000 to Resolve Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud – “The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that Dr. Hooshang Poor, a Newton geriatric medicine physician, has agreed to pay $680,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims to Medicare and the Massachusetts Medicaid program (MassHealth) for care rendered to nursing home patients.” Get the full scoop >>

3. Deeper Than the Headlines: OIG Reviews of States’ Oversight of Opioids – In a series of reviews, the OIG is studying the oversight that certain states are providing regarding opioid prescribing and monitoring of opioid use. They have completed these reviews for the state of Washington, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska, Tennessee, and New Hampshire.  Two more states are upcoming. They include Texas and West Virginia. As the fact sheet for the New Hampshire review was most recently published, let’s look at what the OIG is reviewing and finding. The OIG is asking select states to respond to a questionnaire covering  Policies and Procedures, Data Analytics, Outreach, Programs, and Other. The resulting “fact sheet” for New Hampshire was 15 pages long, but they also offer a one-page summary. Let’s dive into some of the items that caught my attention this week. Get the full scoop >>

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