Genesis Healthcare Settlement Another Example of Government’s Anti-Fraud Campaign

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Whatever else is taking place in the nation’s capital these days, one thing is for certain, there is no letup in the government’s crackdown on healthcare fraud. This is made clear by the continued announcements of multimillion-dollar settlements coming from various fraud-fighting agencies. One of the more recent settlements involves Genesis Healthcare, Inc., a Kennett…

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OIG: CMS Overpaid Providers Millions in EHR Incentive Payments

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report finding that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) overpaid some $729 million in Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments to eligible providers who did not comply with federal meaningful use requirements. In its report, the OIG…

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OCR Provides Update on HIPAA Enforcement Efforts

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The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impacting hospital and healthcare information systems worldwide shone a bright light on the vulnerabilities of most healthcare provider’s networks. But the problem extends far beyond this one case. In fact, there are near daily reports of patients’ private information being accessed due to a lack of appropriate security measures. And,…

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