I introduced HHS Inspector General Dan Levinson as he gave his compliance speech at the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA’s) annual Compliance Institute. He had some messages that health care compliance professionals and health industry leaders need to hear. You can watch the speech at this link: IG Levinson’s Compliance Speech at HCCA… Continue Reading
This has been an interesting year for the health care industry, and I believe the coming year will be even more exhilarating. Here are my 12 enforcement and compliance predictions for 2012. Please comment with yours. We’ll see how we do. . . . Regardless of what happens with the health care reform law, the current market forces… Continue Reading
I just returned from the HCCA/AHLA Fraud & Compliance Forum which was, as usual, a strong conference. One of the resounding themes was the government’s growing emphasis on holding health care executives and board members responsible for organizational non-compliance. The effort is no longer aimed solely at people who are associated with drug and device… Continue Reading
We addressed the OIG’s ongoing intensive hospital audits in two previous posts: OIG Has New, Intensive Hospital Compliance Initiative, and More About OIG’s Intensive Hospital Audits — Required Reading. This post updates those discussions based on some recent audit reports. OIG has audited some new issues: Inpatient claims with same-day discharge and readmissions. Inpatient claims for 1-day… Continue Reading
OIG has posted a webcast of its HEAT Provider Compliance Training. It is 3 hours, 45 minutes long. I will post a summary in the near future. There is also an OIG HEAT Provider Compliance Training Website at which you can download the corresponding slides and related materials. Get Instant Updates by Email
HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson gave a keynote address at the Health Care Compliance Association’s recent 15th Annual Compliance Institute. You can watch the video below.
In a previous post, OIG Has New, Intensive Hospital Compliance Initiative, I described the 4- to 6-week onsite audits that the OIG’s Office of Audit Services has initiated at several hospitals across the country. Several readers asked for more details, so here they are. This is another example of required reading. . . . The… Continue Reading