1. Skyline Urology to Pay $1.85 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations of Medicare Overbilling – “Physicians and practice groups are expected to bill Medicare properly for the services they provide,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “This settlement sends a clear message that the Department of Justice will hold healthcare providers accountable if they knowingly overbill federal healthcare programs.” Get the full scoop >>
2. Vanguard Healthcare Agrees to Resolve Federal and State False Claims Act Liability – “Seniors rely on the Medicare and Medicaid programs to provide them with quality care and to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “The Department will not tolerate nursing home operators that put their own economic gain ahead of the needs of their residents, and will continue to aggressively pursue those operators who bill Medicare and Medicaid for substandard nursing services.” Get the full scoop >>
3. Deeper Than the Headlines: Penetration Testing – Have you ever wanted to ask the government, “Well, what about your and your own compliance program?” In other words, have you ever wondered who’s watching the watchers? The most recent release by the OIG is a summary report of the OIG’s penetration testing of eight HHS operating division networks. So, it’s not just providers who need to be sensitive to cyber attacks, but the government itself needs to make sure it is keeping private data safe and secure. Let’s take a deep dive and explore this this week! Get the full scoop >>
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