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HHS Proposes New Rules To Eliminate Drug Rebates And Encourage Direct Discounts For Federal Beneficiaries
On January 31, 2019, the United States Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced a proposed rule,
United States
7 Feb 2019
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The Battle Over Drug Pricing: First Shot Targets Pharmacy Benefit Managers
On July 18, 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance.
United States
3 Aug 2018
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HHS To Collect Data From The EMS System: Good Time To Examine Accounting, Cost, Billing, And Collection Systems
While recent legislation impacting the Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/ambulance industry drew attention inside the industry for its reduction in Health and Human Services' ...
United States
20 Feb 2018
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AHCA Sues To Enjoin Prohibition On Binding Arbitration
One component of the new rule scheduled to go into effect on November 28 of this year prohibits any form of pre-dispute binding arbitration
United States
24 Oct 2016
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Top Ten Health Law Stories Of 2012
As another year draws to a close, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Affordable Care Act" or "ACA") and its impact have remained in the forefront of top health law topics.
United States
7 Jan 2013
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OIG 2012 Work Plan
At the beginning of each new fiscal year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issues its Work Plan.
United States
17 Oct 2011
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CMS Issues Final Rule Requiring States To Develop Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Programs
On September 16, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register a final rule (Final Rule) requiring states to implement a Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program pursuant to section 6411 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
United States
28 Sep 2011
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Health Care Professionals And Certificates Of Medical Necessity Under FDA Consent Decrees
Hospital legal counsel and compliance officers are familiar with the legal ramifications of certifying to medical necessity in the context of Medicare, Medicaid, and other payor reimbursement rules.
United States
28 Apr 2011
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The HEAT Is On, Chicago: Practical Tips to Get You Ready
In May 2009, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) announced, with great fanfare, a new initiative to combat health care fraud: the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT).
United States
24 Jan 2011
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2011 Work Plan Expands Health Reform Reviews
At the beginning of each new fiscal year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issues its Work Plan.
United States
12 Jan 2011
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2010 Work Plan Expands Health Reform Reviews
At the beginning of each new fiscal year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issues its Work Plan.
United States
14 Oct 2010
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CMS's Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol: New Avenue for Stark Disclosures or One-Way Street?
As reported in our previous Legal News Alerts, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) required the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to have established, by no later than September 23, 2010, a self-referral disclosure protocol, under which health care providers may voluntarily report actual or potential Stark violations to CMS.
United States
30 Sep 2010
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Countdown to Release of the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol
Health care providers have long struggled with the issue of how to deal with the discovery that they have been involved in violations of the Stark law.
United States
2 Sep 2010
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CMS Letter Recommends Monthly Screening Of Employees And Contractors For Federal Health Care Program Exclusions
Providers in many states should have received notices from state Medicaid agencies asking them to perform monthly checks of their employees and contractors to determine if they have been excluded from participation in federal health care programs.
United States
3 Mar 2010
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No Summer Vacation For CMS: Multiple Significant Developments
CMS issued a series of important rules, guidance documents, and announcements during late July and throughout the month of August, including...
United States
9 Sep 2009
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Health Care Fraud Prevention And Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) Created To Combat Medicare Fraud
In response to what Attorney General Eric H. Holder describes as the loss of "tens of billions of dollars in Medicare and Medicaid funds to fraud," the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) have teamed up to create HEAT.
United States
4 Jun 2009
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New York Mandates Compliance Programs
Providers serving Medicaid patients in New York will soon be required to implement mandatory compliance programs, and those providers that already have such programs may need to make changes in order to comply with the regulations proposed on January 14, 2009 and published in the New York State Register.
United States
17 Feb 2009
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Physician Relationships Remain The Focus: Revisions To The Advamed Code Of Ethics On Interactions With Health Care Professionals
Following in the footsteps of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) released major revisions to its Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals (Code) on December 18, 2008.
United States
9 Feb 2009
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OIG Work Plan Focuses On Quality, DME, And Part D
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) began the new fiscal year, as it does each October 1, by issuing its annual Work Plan.
United States
31 Oct 2008
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OIG Issues Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance For Nursing Facilities: Quality Of Care Is Top Risk Area
On September 30, 2008, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) published OIG Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Nursing Facilities.
United States
17 Oct 2008
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