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

November 24, 2021
Joe Stefansky

There are specific screening requirements for health care employers who receive federal funds as participants in federally-funded health care programs,…

Fun and Smart Ways to Celebrate Compliance & Ethics Week

Adhering to compliance standards protects all consumers of healthcare services and ultimately enables the delivery of the highest levels of…

November 1, 2021

Exclusions Due to Overpayments – Cautionary Tales

While it seems unlikely that an organization’s mail management can result in exclusion from a federally funded program, many errors…

October 25, 2021

Vendor Management is a Risky Business

Screening employees and potential hires against federal and state exclusion lists can be relatively straightforward if an organization’s HR department…

October 18, 2021

The Long Reach of the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocols

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14042 (“Order”) which mandated that federal contractors provide adequate COVID-19 safeguards…

October 11, 2021

Fraud on the Move – Medical Transportation

Medical transportation companies have been on federal and state regulatory radar for decades, for program integrity concerns such as fraudulent…

October 4, 2021

Note to Florida Scammers: Exclusion Status Matters to Prosecutors

In April of 2021, defendants Stephanie Fleming and Helen Storey were convicted of multiple counts of health care fraud in…

October 1, 2021

OFAC AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TALIBAN

With recent events in Afghanistan, the role of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in controlling the…

September 13, 2021

The Impact of FCRA and FACTA on Exclusion Screening

Background The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was signed into law by President Nixon in 1970 and took effect April…

August 30, 2021

Improved LEIE Data Access Noted as an OIG Compliance Priority

As the keynote speaker at the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute on April 21, 2021 the HHS OIG…

August 23, 2021