From Report on Medicare Compliance - In one of the most evocative expressions of the Yates memo, the former CEO of Tuomey Healthcare System agreed to pay $1 million over the alleged part he played in the sweetheart deals that turned the South Carolina health system inside out, the Department of Justice said Sept. 27. The settlement with Ralph J. Cox III comes almost one year after Tuomey agreed to pay $72.4 million in connection with a jury finding that it violated the Stark law and False Claims Act (FCA). Read more
From Report on Patient Privacy - How do you make sure that employees are following the proper procedures to safeguard protected health information (PHI) as required by HIPAA? What role does training play in ensuring compliance? These are among the tough issues that privacy officers confront as they acknowledge that humans are often the cause of privacy complaints and potential violations that no amount of information technology can prevent. Read more
From Report on Medicare Compliance - The chairman of the board of North American Health Care Inc. (NAHC) will dig into his own pocket to pay $1 million of the $30 million that the post-acute care company agreed to pay to settle false claims allegations, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Sept. 19. A similar fate befell NAHC’s senior vice president of reimbursement analysis, who paid $500,000 of the settlement amount because DOJ alleged she was… Read more
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