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Employers – Dig Deeper! The Role of Abuse Registries in Employee Screening

November 24, 2021

There are specific screening requirements for health care employers who receive federal funds as participants in federally-funded health care programs, but screening against abuse registries is an often-overlooked resour...

Fun and Smart Ways to Celebrate Compliance & Ethics Week

November 1, 2021

Adhering to compliance standards protects all consumers of healthcare services and ultimately enables the delivery of the highest levels of healthcare across the country. An annual Compliance Week provides a great opport...

Exclusions Due to Overpayments – Cautionary Tales

October 25, 2021

While it seems unlikely that an organization’s mail management can result in exclusion from a federally funded program, many errors seem to be causing major headaches for well-intentioned, high- performing organization...

Vendor Management is a Risky Business

October 18, 2021

Screening employees and potential hires against federal and state exclusion lists can be relatively straightforward if an organization’s HR department maintains current employee data and utilizes the services offered b...

The Long Reach of the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocols

October 11, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14042 (“Order”) which mandated that federal contractors provide adequate COVID-19 safeguards to their workers performing on or in connection with a federal...

Fraud on the Move – Medical Transportation

October 4, 2021

Medical transportation companies have been on federal and state regulatory radar for decades, for program integrity concerns such as fraudulent billing practices and patient safety concerns. Currently there are 812 names...

Note to Florida Scammers: Exclusion Status Matters to Prosecutors

October 1, 2021

In April of 2021, defendants Stephanie Fleming and Helen Storey were convicted of multiple counts of health care fraud in federal district court in Florida. The defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to commit health...

OFAC AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TALIBAN

September 13, 2021

With recent events in Afghanistan, the role of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in controlling the release of funds held in US financial institutions by foreign countries or terrorist o...

The Impact of FCRA and FACTA on Exclusion Screening

August 30, 2021

Background The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was signed into law by President Nixon in 1970 and took effect April 25, 1971. The original purpose of the FCRA was to give consumers certain rights and protections rela...

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