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Anatomy of an Audit

by admin on February 26, 2020 No comments

auditFlorida Healthcare Law Firm Attorney Karina Gonzalez will provide this complimentary lunch n’ learn session for attendees interested in furthering their understanding of audit procedures. She will walk attendees through the anatomy of an audit, from initial correspondence and response to prep and potential onsite pitfalls and beyond. This is a can’t miss!

Audits in healthcare are designed to positively impact patient care but can be very disruptive and costly for medical practices. The best way to  protects your healthcare business from an audit is to understand the root causes and improve processes from the inside of an organization to the out. From ZPIC audits to UPIC audits, and everything in between, this webinar is designed to educate with practical guidance.

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The First False Claims Act Involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 60 Day Repayment Rule

by admin on September 30, 2015 No comments

By: Valerie Shahriari

While the False Claims Act (FCA) has been in existence for years, many providers do not know that the rule was extended in 2010.  As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congress created the “60 Day Rule” and extended the False Claims Act liability to health care providers who fail to report and return overpayments within 60 days of identification if that overpayment came from a federal program (i.e., Medicare and Medicaid).  United States ex rel. Kane et al. v. Healthfirst, Inc., et al (Case No. 1:11-cv-02325) (S.D.N.Y. August 3, 2015) is the first case in which the federal government intervened on an alleged violation of the 60 Day Rule. 

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Governing Boards in Healthcare Organizations – Making Compliance Your Priority

by admin on June 10, 2015 No comments

compliance manualBy: Jackie Bain

Does your healthcare entity have a governing Board? How involved is that Board in overseeing your business? Would your Board members be able to respond to questions about your business’ compliance-related activities? Recently, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”), in conjunction with a host of non-profit healthcare associations, released guidance on achieving compliance for healthcare governing boards. The guidance is not based on abstract principals of compliance, instead it points to applicable federal law, OIG guidance, case law, and sentencing guidelines.

Each and every healthcare organization, whether or not it accepts reimbursement from government payors, must have in place regulatory compliance measures designed to protect the population it serves, and the persons paying for and providing those services. All levels of a healthcare organization must be cognizant of their roles in the organization’s continuing commitment to compliance. Even Board members, who often do not experience the inner-workings of the entities they represent, have an obligation and duty to the organization to act in a manner that stressed compliance. Applicable federal and state laws, how they apply to an organization, and how the organization reacts to its obligations imposed by those laws, must be of paramount importance to a governing Board.

The OIG compliance guidance for healthcare Boards tracks 4 areas over which boards should have specific oversight:

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