In Coding
Jan 1st, 2010
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By Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) annual Work Plan, released each October, describes the activities each office within the OIG will undertake for the upcoming federal fiscal year. Each year, some items are added, some are removed, and some remain ...
In Audit
Jan 1st, 2010
Comments Off on Group Practice Liability Under the FCA
Budget cuts in education and compliance programs may be penny wise but dollar foolish. Under the False Claims Act (FCA), a health care facility or entity may be held liable for the conduct of its individual employees, or even the conduct of other entities with which it contracts or associates. This holds true even where ...