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Will CMS’s Proposed Rule on “Identified Overpayments” Increase Reverse FCA Cases?

Healthcare Law Today

As written, the proposed rule would remove the existing “reasonable diligence” standard for identification of overpayments, and add the “knowing” and “knowingly” FCA definition. And, a provider is required to refund overpayments it is obliged to refund within 60 days of such identified overpayment.

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Attention New York Medicaid Providers: It’s Time to Upgrade Your Compliance Program

Healthcare Law Blog

Part 521 governing the implementation and operation of effective compliance programs for certain “required providers,” including, now for the first time, Medicaid managed care organizations (MMCOs). [1] New Subpart 521-1: Compliance Programs The adopted regulations represent substantial changes to 18 N.Y.C.R.R.

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New York State OMIG Makes Regulatory Modifications to Compliance Program Requirements

Health Law Advisor

It is axiomatic that New York State requires every Medicaid provider to have an “effective” compliance program. Part 521, make several important changes that will affect all Medicaid Providers’ compliance programs throughout New York State. New York Social Services Law § 363-d. The final regulations, codified at 18 N.Y.C.R.R.

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The Trebling Effect of (Some) False Claims Act Trials

Health Law RX

Setting aside the incalculable impact that litigation can have on business operations, the statute itself anticipates repayment of the proven overpayment, treble damages, and exposure to a civil statutory penalty equal to a range between $13,508 and $27,018 per false claim. This is the reality for a medical company in Minnesota.

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Navigating the Intersection of Payment Integrity and Provider Relations in Healthcare

Innovaare Compliance

The Importance of Payment Integrity Payment integrity is crucial for health plans to control costs, reduce fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA), and ensure the accuracy of healthcare payments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that in the fiscal year 2020, they recovered $3.1

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OIG Revises Self-Disclosure Protocol

Florida Health Care Law Firm

On November 8, 2021, The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a revised and renamed Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP), now known as the “Health Care Fraud Self Disclosure “protocol. The OIG recognized that there are benefits to disclose potential fraud.

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Improving Patient Care With a “Prevent, Detect, Report” Strategy  

YouCompli

Mitigating fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) is taking on a new urgency for healthcare compliance professionals. Enforcement agencies are prioritizing efforts to deter FWA as more individuals enroll in government healthcare programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and telehealth services continue to evolve post-pandemic.