U.S. Remains Aggressive on Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Yesterday, the Health & Human Services Department (HH&S) issued a press release announcing a record-breaking $4.3 billion dollars in recoveries for calendar year 2013 related to Fraud, Waste & Abuse of its Medicare program.  This announcement is even more...

Government Issues Work Plan implicating Medicare Secondary Payer

Jeff Signor- Chief Operations Officer The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), an entity within the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released a Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2013.  This Work Plan sets forth various projects to be addressed during the...

HHS postpones ICD-10 compliance date

On February 16, 2012, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the postponement of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10) compliance date of October 1, 2013. Although...