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Second $85,000 Penalty Issued Under OCR’s Right of Access Initiative


Posted on December 13, 2019 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

On December 12, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced the second settlement under its “Right of Access Initiative.” A health care company that provides primary care and interventional pain management services (“Provider”) will pay $85,000 and enter into a Corrective Action Plan (“CAP”) to settle potential... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Anti-Fraud Tools Aimed at Affiliations


Posted on September 10, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) could revoke or deny a provider’s or supplier’s Medicare enrollment if it determines that any of its affiliations pose an “undue risk” under a Final Rule announced on September 5, 2019 (“Enrollment Rule”). Also under the Enrollment Rule, providers and suppliers (“Providers”) selected by CMS will... READ MORE

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