All Of Us data management contractors called out by OIG
The savings are there. Or are they?
The OIG released an updated self-disclosure protocol this week, about ten months after putting out a call for comments on the old protocol. The new protocol imposes some new burdens on the disclosing entity, such as a shorter timeline for internal investigations and reporting, and higher minimum fines. According to the OIG, the benefits of […]
As part of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's current focus on nursing facilities, the OIG recently released a report entitled: Skilled Nursing Facilities Often Fail To Meet Care Planning and Discharge Planning Requirements. From the OIG summary: Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are required to develop a care plan for […]
ACO regulations and related federal issuances hit the street last Thursday, after several months of waiting — from CMS, OIG, FTC, DOJ and IRS. They cover the waterfront, ranging from the central regulation defining the structure and workings of the ACO, to limited Stark self-referral ban and anti-kickback statute waivers in the fraud and abuse […]
The long-awaited ACO regulations were released by CMS in draft form today, accompanied by a series of conference calls for different constituencies. Here is a mirrored copy: Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations – Proposed rule. CMS Administrator Don Berwick introduced the regulations as implementing a vision of spreading the benefits of […]