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In June of 2018, Caris Healthcare agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a false claims act lawsuit.
The most recent report posted by the OIG addresses what they feel are the compliance vulnerabilities in the Medicare Hospice program.
The OIG recently submitted their semiannual report to Congress. The report summarizes the significant work of the OIG for the reporting period covering October 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018.
Every compliance officer knows that effective compliance requires the participation of “an entire village.” While some organizations might think that hiring a compliance officer is all an organization needs to maintain compliance, that assumption could not be further from the truth.
Robert DeConti, HHS OIG’s Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, was one of the keynote speakers at the 2nd Annual HCCA Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute in Washington D.C. Mr. DeConti spoke on Monday, October 24, 2016, and summarized selected fraud and abuse trends by government healthcare program type.