Four Highlights from the August 2022 OIG Work Plan Updates

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The HHS OIG (Office of Inspector General) has posted updates to its Work Plan for August 2022. We’re continuing to provide a monthly summary for healthcare compliance officers, to make sure you’re aware as soon as possible of any items that might impact your organization.

Here is a preview of what Dr. CJ Wolf has chosen to highlight this month:

  • Skilled nursing facilities and Medicare payments to related parties
  • Nursing homes’ personnel shortages
  • Emergency preparedness requirements for clinical labs
  • Medicare payments for lab tests in 2021

A quick flyby —

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Medicare Payments to Related Parties: Concerns with the relationships between SNFs and organizations that are owned or otherwise connected to the parent nursing home company and the related party are a focus this month.
  • Nursing homes’ personnel shortages: Recently, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) released a survey describing the serious staffing issues they face. How will this affect your Work Plan?
  • Clinical labs and emergency preparedness: In 2016, CMS adopted a final rule referred to as the Emergency Preparedness rule. But that rule DOES NOT apply to clinical laboratories!
  • Medicare payments for lab tests in 2021: The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) requires OIG to conduct and release to the public an annual analysis of the top 25 laboratory tests.

Get the full update on all these topics by downloading our eBrief, “Four Highlights from the August 2022 OIG Work Plan Updates.”