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Deeper than the Headlines: The NIH and the Potential for Financial Conflicts of Interests

Posted by CJ Wolf, Oct 15, 2019 12:43:15 PM

In the healthcare research world, the National Institute of Health (NIH) awards more than 70 percent of its $37 billion budget

Deeper Than the Headlines: The OIG Uncovered Deficiencies in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Posted by CJ Wolf, Oct 7, 2019 10:00:16 AM

Medicare beneficiaries are increasingly using Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) for outpatient surgical procedures.

Deeper Than the Headlines: Audit Results of Chiropractic Services

Posted by CJ Wolf, Sep 23, 2019 10:28:38 AM

In calendar years 2014 and 2015, Medicare allowed payments of approximately $1.3 billion for chiropractic services provided to Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.

Deeper Than the Headlines: Can I Pick Your Brain? Audit Results of Psychotherapists.

Posted by CJ Wolf, Sep 9, 2019 10:31:33 AM

From July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2017, Medicare paid about $1.9 billion for psychotherapy services nationwide.

Deeper Than the Headlines: OIG Workplan Additions, Aug. 2019: What You Need to Know

Posted by CJ Wolf, Aug 26, 2019 9:19:44 AM

This August we saw a ton of additions to the OIG’s workplan.

Deeper than the Headlines: Are Hospices Broken?

Posted by CJ Wolf, Aug 19, 2019 10:32:18 AM

In July of 2019, the OIG published a report on their recent review of hospice caregivers.

Deeper than the Headlines: Opioid Prescription Oversight, by State

Posted by CJ Wolf, Aug 12, 2019 9:04:45 AM

By now, the stories of increased oversight and enforcement of opioids are no longer breaking news.

Deeper Than the Headlines: Kansas Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Posted by CJ Wolf, Aug 5, 2019 2:05:16 PM

The OIG plays a prominent role in the Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) throughout the country.