OIG Updates Policy On Permissive Exclusions Based On Fraud and Kickbacks

OIG Updates Policy On Permissive Exclusions Based On Fraud and Kickbacks

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) last week replaced a 20-year old policy statement, and issued guidance on the criteria the agency will use to evaluate whether to exclude certain individuals and entities from billing or “participation in” Federal health programs under its permissive exclusion authority.

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FTC Mobile Health Apps Announcement Reinforces Likely Increased Scrutiny of Mobile Health Apps

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced its creation of a Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool, a web-based tool designed to help developers of mobile health (mHealth) applications understand which federal laws and regulations they should consider in developing their apps.

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