divided the cardiology proposed arrangements into two categories.
plans to assess preadmission screening programs for Medicaid nursing facilities that accept seriously mentally ill or retarded residents age 22 to 64.
In general, the OIG
cited direct and specific ways in which an arrangement like this could "(implicate) at least three legal authorities: (i) the civil monetary penalty for reductions or limitations of direct patient care services provided to Federal healthcare program beneficiaries, (ii) the anti-kickback statute, and (iii) the physician self-referral law" (OIG
, 1999, p.
The audit generally confirmed the [special review] findings and identified serious problems in program administration," the OIG
3) identify upcoming and unfulfilled OIG
officials said they still think CMS needs to do a better job of sending subsidy payment information throughout the year, because the IRS needs for CMS to have an effective process in place to ensure that the premium tax credit payments went only to enrollees who had paid their QHP premiums.
said it will also investigate whether the NCUA has proper controls in ps of a credit union flash drive during an exam.
Only seven of 90 medical providers - including orthodontists, medical equipment retailers, and specialty physicians - that the OIG
has put on payment holds since 2011 have asked for an administrative hearing.
Solomon, the OIG
hopes to deliver a message loud and clear to the highest ranks of the pharmaceutical industry: be careful what you do.
In 2000 and 2008, the OIG
issued compliance recommendations for long-term care (copies can be downloaded at http://oig.
For example, we substantially revised and strengthened the OIG
order to reflect our statutory role and responsibilities and are moving forward to obtain the input and concurrence of other stakeholders, which is an important and necessary step in the process of adopting and implementing the revised OIG
The health system, which includes three hospitals, 22 clinics, a skilled nursing facility, and a health plan, had asked the HHS Office of Inspector General if it could offer gift cards for local restaurants and theater chains, the OIG