On December 6, 2016 the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) issued two final rules relating to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP).
Before we all turn our full attention to the nominations of Representative Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and policy consultant Seema Verma to lead CMS, we need to remember that there are still approximately 45 days remaining in the current administration.
President-Elect Trump Names Rep. Tom Price, MD As HHS Secretary; Seema Verma, Health Care Consultant, As CMS Administrator
Medicare/Medicaid Reform and ACA Repeal on the Horizon, MACRA Moves Forward for Now.
There are plenty of reasons to be worried about Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of Health and Human Services.
Signs of increased speed in the Obama Administration’s quest to institutionalize its policies became apparent with the approval and publication of several economically significant / major rules, even more lesser rules, and even a proposed adjudication.
As we reported earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights described a phishing campaign that is attempting to convince recipients of their inclusion in OCR’s Phase 2 audit program.
It may not come as a surprise that Congressman Tom Price, MD (R-GA), a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act who introduced legislation to replace it last spring, was selected to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Trump administration.
Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”), the agency charged with enforcement of key federal fraud and abuse laws, published its annual Work Plan identifying the areas of compliance concern under the Medicare program on which it will focus its review efforts in the coming year.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published an alert on Nov. 28 describing a phishing email being circulated on mock HHS departmental letterhead under the signature of OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an alert on November 28, 2016, regarding an email purporting to be from OCR.