In Audit
Apr 18th, 2018
Last June, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an ongoing effort to enhance transparency. One of its efforts has become updating the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Work Plan monthly, rather than annually. Another step HHS took to increase compliance transparency is by providing new tools and resources for the public to ...
In CMS
Mar 14th, 2018
We’ve seen a surge of Department of Justice (DOJ) takedowns of doctors who committed prescription fraud and abuse of opioid drugs. As prescription opioid addiction grows, so does the crackdown on abuse of federal dollars funding physicians who are feeding patient addiction. On March 9, 63-year-old Jerrold N. Rosenberg, MD, of Rhode Island was sentenced ...
In Audit
Mar 7th, 2018
A federal jury found a 78-year-old Biloxi, Mississippi physician guilty for his role in a $3 million pharmacy fraud scheme, which included military healthcare funds. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) press release on March 5, the 78-year-old physician, Albert Diaz, was convicted of: One count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud; Four counts of distributing ...
Feb 8th, 2018
The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) ongoing target of opioid fraud and abuse of taxpayer’s money will continue as the U.S. opioid crisis continues. The latest takedown was Rodney Moret, MD, age 67, who was sentenced to “75 months’ imprisonment for participating in conspiracies to distribute prescription pills illegally and to defraud,” according to the ...
In Audit
Jan 31st, 2018
Instead of posting a yearly work plan for their invesigational efforts, The Office of Inspector General (OIG) now posts Active Work Plan items monthly. It’s because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced in June 2017 that it is updating the OIG Work Plan more frequently as an ongoing effort to enhance ...