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May 30, 2016

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From Report on Medicare Compliance - When it came to the attention of a compliance officer at a hospital in New York state that an employed physician had flown off to privately perform a procedure using a device supplied by a hospital vendor, he had to consider whether there was a conflict of interest. The patient was footing the bill for the procedure, including the device, and the physician was operating on his own time, but he hadn’t cleared it with the hospital. The compliance officer mulled it over. Read more

Unspecified diagnosis codes are becoming the bane of ICD-10. First they disappeared… Read more

University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) has agreed to settle false claims… Read more

Physician-owned distributorships (PODs) may be suspect in the eyes of the HHS… Read more

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April 8, 2016
OIG Identifies $119k in Overpayments at St. Louis University Hospital

OIG posted a Medicare compliance review of Saint Louis University Hospital, citing $119,000 in overpayments.

April 6, 2016
OIG Terminates Advisory Opinion on Patient Copays

OIG terminated an advisory opinion (06-09) on Medicare Part D subsidies for needy patients’ copays.

March 15, 2016
Tenn. Medical Center Agrees to Settle False Claims Allegations for $2.48M

Southern Tennessee Medical Center agreed to pay $2.48 million to settle false claims allegations over inpatient geriatric psychiatric care.

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