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Interim Manager to Lead DHS Inspector General Office

On July 30, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Acting Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Pam Wheelock tnamed Bob Jacobson to manage the Office of Inspector General on an interim basis.  

Hospice: OIG Recommends Better Protections for Beneficiaries

On July 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) discusses serious care deficiencies found in hospice services and the shortcomings in federal regulation and oversight to prevent these kinds of harm to beneficiaries.  

OIG Work Plan Includes Medicaid Adult Day Health Payment Review

On December 4, 2017 by Roni Falck

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) will update its Work Plan monthly in order for providers to better review and update policies and procedures based on specific areas of interest and enforcement priorities. One specific area of interest will be Medicaid payments by states for adult day health care services to determine whether providers complied with federal and state requirements. 

Healthcare Compliance Resource Guide Now Available

On April 25, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) recently issued a resource guide designed to help health care organizations measure the effectiveness of their compliance program. 

OIG Posts Update to Exclusions Database

On March 22, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has posted its February 2017 update to the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. An archive of updates from prior months are now available. 

OIG Exclusions Update Available

On February 14, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has posted its January 2017 update to the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. An archive of updates from the past 12 months is also available on-line. 

OIG Exclusions Update Available

On January 11, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has posted its December 2016 update to the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. An archive of updates from prior months are now available. 

OIG Exclusions Update Available

On November 16, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has posted its October 2016 update to the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. An archive of updates from prior months are now available.

OIG Report Calls for Re-Evaluation of Medicare Payments to Care Centers

On November 4, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

As reported in the Sept. 30 issue of Advantage, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report citing that skilled nursing facilities receive far more in Medicare payments than what it costs to provide care.

June OIG Exclusion List, February Correction Now Available

On July 15, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

We have posted the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) June Exclusion List to our Provider Resources Page. Members who participate in Medicare or Medicaid programs are encouraged to review this list each month as they are prohibited from employing anyone listed on the OIG exclusion list.

May OIG Exclusion List Now Available

On June 10, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

We have posted the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) May exclusion list to our Provider Resources Page. Members who participate in Medicare or Medicaid programs are prohibited from employing anyone listed on the OIG exclusion list. Members are encouraged to review this list each month.

April OIG Exclusion List Now Available

On May 13, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

We have posted the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) April exclusion list to our Provider Resources Page. Members who participate in Medicare or Medicaid programs are prohibited from employing anyone listed on the OIG exclusion list, and are encouraged to review this list each month.

Now Available: February & March OIG Exclusion Lists

On April 14, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) last week provided the February and March exclusion lists, which are both available on our Provider Resources page. Members should review the lists to see if they have any employees on them.

OIG: Pay Critical Access Hospitals the SNF Rate for Swing Beds

On March 18, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is recommending the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pursue legislation to pay critical access hospitals the Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility rate for patients in swing beds. The recommendation comes on the heels of a report that shows Medicare could have saved billions of dollars at critical access hospitals if swing bed services were reimbursed using the skilled nursing rate.

OIG Recommends Scrutiny of Hospice Care in Assisted Living

On February 25, 2015 by Mary Youle

Hospices have financial incentives to target Medicare beneficiaries living in assisted living settings who have certain diagnoses and are likely to have long stays, according to a recent report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Now Available: January OIG Exclusion List

On February 18, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

The January update to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) exclusions list is now available on our Provider Resources page. Members should review the list to see if they have any employees on it.

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