From Report on Medicare Compliance - Board members are increasingly entering the compliance fray, and five years from now compliance will have the same level of board oversight as the organization’s finances, a former federal prosecutor says. As regulators, prosecutors, stockholders and other stakeholders demand more from boards, they are asking management, including compliance officers, for more evidence that the compliance program is accomplishing its goals instead of merely rubber-stamping reports. Read more
From Report on Medicare Compliance - Some suppliers have lost their Medicare provider numbers because they were out of the office when state surveyors came by unannounced during business hours. It’s a reflection of CMS’s crackdown on enrollment fraud, but this type of problem could also result when suppliers, including physicians, step out of their office briefly or close for religious holidays, says attorney Richelle Beckman Marting, who is with the Forbes Law Group in Overland… Read more
From Report on Medicare Compliance - Dignity Health, the largest hospital system in California, agreed to pay $1.55 million to resolve allegations it didn’t properly handle controlled substances, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California said July 16. The San Francisco-based system also will implement an “action plan” to improve compliance with the Controlled Substances Act. The feds said $300,000 of the settlement will be deferred “pending Dignity Health’s compliance over the next… Read more
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