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OIG Issues Guidance on Real Estate Purchase from Entity Owned in Part by Excluded Individual


Posted on October 11, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 6, 2019, OIG issued Advisory Opinion No. 19-05 (“the Opinion”) regarding the proposed purchase of real estate from an entity owned and managed, in part, by an excluded individual. The facts that gave rise to the Opinion involved a community health center receiving federal grant funding and Medicare reimbursement which was looking... READ MORE

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OIG Final Rule Significantly Expands Exclusion Authority


Posted on January 19, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published the “Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Revisions to the Office of Inspector General’s Exclusion Authorities” Final Rule (“Final Rule”) revising and expanding its authority to exclude individuals and entities from participation in federal health care programs.... READ MORE

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OIG Releases Provider Compliance Videos


Posted on January 9, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

In December, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an initial series of videos aimed at providers that focus on compliance issues.  These videos are part of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) Provider Compliance Training initiative.  Health & Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson stated the videos are... READ MORE

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