In CMS
Feb 12th, 2018
A proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) entitled “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority” will cost the healthcare industry more than $125.5 million in the first year, and many worry resulting litigation will cost at least that much. Conscience Rule Includes Immunization, Advance Directives The 216-page ...
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 ...
In CMS
Jan 23rd, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Jan. 23 they are joining forces to share data, data analytics tools, and best practices to help identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of government healthcare dollars. The effort will help America’s veterans by using gains ...
In Billing
Dec 22nd, 2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was busy in 2017. In the video, Eye on Oversight – 2017 Year in Review, released Dec. 20, the agency charged with protecting the integrity of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) healthcare programs reflects on its accomplishments throughout the year. Summarizing the video, the OIG reports for ...
Dec 12th, 2017
The “Administrative Simplification: Certification of Compliance for Health Plans” proposed rule has been withdrawn. Although health plans still must comply with HIPAA electronic transaction regulations, they do not have to certify their compliance or else be fined. HHS Backs Down on Certification The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the proposed rule Jan. 2, ...