article thumbnail

These are the compliance issues providers should be preparing for, post-PHE

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Department of Health and Human Services once again (for the ninth time) extended the public health emergency this past month , stretching it beyond mid-July. But sooner or later, that provision of the Public Health Service Act will draw to a close. We spoke recently with Allison M.

article thumbnail

Pennsylvania Man Excluded from All Federal Healthcare Programs for 22 Years 

Healthcare Compliance Blog

His exclusion means that no federal healthcare program payment may be made, either directly or indirectly, for any items or services furnished by him or at his direction or prescription. Between 2017 and 2019, the man, through a group of pain clinics he controlled, caused the submission of false claims for payment to Medicare.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Compliance Risks Associated with Outlier Payments 

YouCompli

Most federal healthcare payors such as Medicare and Medicaid reimburse most providers on a prospective basis. This is why Medicare publishes its rules on their Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) or its Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). The inflated charges resulted in inappropriate outlier payments from Medicare.

article thumbnail

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

YouCompli

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. In addition, CMS education and outreach focuses on preventing, detecting, and reporting Medicare fraud and abuse.

article thumbnail

Medicare Audit Claims University of Miami Hospital Owes Government $3.7 Million

The Health Law Firm

Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The University of Miami Hospital allegedly owes Medicare $3.7 This is according to an audit report of the hospital’s billing practices that found the hospital allegedly overbilled the health care program in 2009 and 2010. Indest III, J.D.,

article thumbnail

Health Provider News

Hall Render

NATIONAL 79 percent have positive outlook for senior living and care: NIC 12 key legal issues impacting health systems AHA: 94% of hospitals financially impacted by Change Healthcare’s cyberattack A conversation about the HHS plan on AI in health care A new kind of hospital is coming to rural America.

article thumbnail

Health Provider News

Hall Render

NATIONAL 3 things to expect from the pharmaceutical supply chain in 2024 Absence of AI hospital rules worries nurses American Academy of Dermatology votes to keep its diversity policies after anti-DEI proposal Are digital health partnerships replacing M&A? From -6.8%