Compliance News Roundup: OIG Work Plan May 2019/HCCA Keynote Speaker Video

Compliance News Roundup: OIG Work Plan May 2019/HCCA Keynote Speaker Video

Posted by Healthicity
May 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

1. Medicare Advantage Provider to Pay $30 Million to Settle Alleged Overpayment of Medicare Advantage Funds – “The Medicare Advantage Program provides benefits to a significant portion of federal health care beneficiaries,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice will help ensure that accurate information is supplied to the Medicare Advantage Program by plans and providers, and to pursue appropriate remedies when it is not.” Get the full scoop >>

2. Two Pharmaceutical Companies Agree to Pay a Total of Nearly $125 Million to Resolve Allegations That They Paid Kickbacks Through Copay Assistance Foundations – “The Department of Justice announced today that two more pharmaceutical companies – Astellas Pharma US Inc. (Astellas) and Amgen Inc. (Amgen) – have agreed to pay a total of $124.75 million to resolve allegations that they each violated the False Claims Act by illegally paying the Medicare copays for their own products, through purportedly independent foundations that the companies used as mere conduits.” Get the full scoop >>

3. Deeper Than the Headlines: OIG Work Plan May 2019/HCCA Keynote Speaker Video – For May 2019, there are two OIG Work Plan additions. The first involving the accuracy of drug manufacturers quarterly pricing data, and the second is regarding access to medical-assisted treatment at health centers. Let’s dive in! Get the full scoop >>

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