Healthcare Businesses and Cybersecurity: Raising Awareness During National ...

As National Cyber Security Month draws to a close, it’s a good time to think about how everyone in a healthcare business has a part to play in keeping sensitive data protected and systems secure. Every employee must ta...

CMS Implements Emergency Waivers For Hurricane Harvey & Irma ...

During the disaster, a state Medicaid program doesn’t have to screen and enroll a provider who is enrolled in Medicare or another state Medicaid program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is temporar...

Hurricane Irma Claims Eight Deaths of Nursing Facility ...

During a disaster like a hurricane, healthcare facilities face enormous challenges in keeping patients safe during the storm and afterward—especially if the power goes out. Eight residents in a skilled nursing facility...

Understanding Which Excluded Employees & Entities Are Problematic

When is an Excluded Individual or Entity Problematic? According to federal law, the OIG is legally permitted to enforce CMP (Civil Monetary Penalties) upon any individual or entity which breaches their regulations. Regu...

DEA Screening: What is it, Who Needs it & ...

Screening employees and potential hires is an important step in maintaining quality service and protecting oneself against federal law infringement. One of the areas that hospitals, credentialing offices, and medical fac...

ALERT: All Providers Are Required To Redo Texas ...

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has just notified providers via their website that there was a delay in uploading names to the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) during the period of June 9, ...

OIG Regulation Excludes Student Loan Defaulters from Federal ...

Mini graduation cap on US money -- education costs in the design of information related to the cost of education Healthcare providers who did not fulfill their obligations under a student loan, scholarship or loan rep...

How OIG Sanction Checks Affect Your Organization

The Importance of OIG Sanction Checks The purpose of the OIG is to assist in the elimination and identification of harmful practices such as waste, abuse, and fraud within the Health and Human Services sector. As such...

What to Do When You Find an Excluded ...

Discovering that you’re employing an excluded individual can happen even to the most meticulous in the healthcare industry. How you address this mistake is another thing altogether. Properly addressing the issue means ...

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