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Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

Doctors indicted in 15-year $580M kickback scheme
Jun 19 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Surgeons allegedly were paid millions in exchange for referring spinal surgeries to the…
Medicare Part D drug spending spikes 77%
Jun 05 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Even after taking into account manufacturer rebates, spending still increased more than 60 percent and the ranks of beneficiaries paying $2,000…
CMS pushes cuts to 340B drug payments
May 17 | Susan Morse
Senate committee is taking a closer look at the drug discount program.
OIG: Medicare overpaid $367 million for physical therapy
Mar 26 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Government watchdog estimated that during a 6-month audit period, Medicare paid hundreds…
Ridesharing poses potential fraud, abuse risks
Mar 20 | Jeff Lagasse
It's crucial that providers monitor civil monetary penalties law and anti-kickback…
scripps whistleblower lawsuit
Jan 22 | Beth Jones Sanborn
A whistleblower lawsuit was originally filed by a former Scripps employee about…
Payers focus on digital tools for member engagement
Dec 26, 2017 | Jonah Comstock
Q4 saw some big moves from CMS with partnerships to enhance employee wellness programs.
Physician groups slapped with $33M settlement over alleged kickback scheme
Dec 19, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Dallas-based EmCare, Pennsylvania-based Physicians' Alliance Ltd named in whistleblower lawsuits over…
HHS approves pilot for MA access to patient discharge records
Dec 12, 2017 | Susan Morse
The department shared details about the initiative but redacted names of key participants.
Dec 01, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
DOJ spokesperson said penalty could have been much higher if hospital had not fully cooperated…

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