Category Archives: OIG Work Plans

OIG 2014 Work Plan – Skilled Nursing Facilities

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (the “OIG”) released its work plan for 2014. The work plan provides stakeholders in the health care industry with a broad overview of the OIG’s activities in the coming year as they relate to its enforcement priorities and issues it will review and evaluate during the year. This article is one in a series of articles that will outline the OIG’s activities, as discussed in the 2014 work plan, for a specific industry sector – skilled nursing facilities.

For 2014, the OIG’s activities relating to skilled nursing facilities are focused on billing and payments and quality of care. Continue reading

OIG Releases 2014 Work Plan

The OIG recently made available its 2014 Work Plan. The Plan identifies OIG focus areas and priority projects for the coming year. This post provides a brief summary of many of the new OIG projects for fiscal year 2014 to assist providers in keeping abreast of the latest developments in health care fraud and abuse, compliance, reimbursement, and enforcement activities. Only a small part of the Plan is summarized here. For the entire document, please follow the link below. Continue reading

Office of Inspector General Issues Strategic Plan

The Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a 2014-2018 strategic plan including outlining the visions, goals, and priorities of that office for the upcoming several years. The plan sets forth four goals: 1. Fight fraud, waste and abuse; 2. Promote quality, safety, and value; 3. Secure the future; and 4. Advance excellence and innovation. Each goals is identified with several priority areas that support the stated goal. The report can be found at the OIG’s website http://go.us.gov/WdbV

OIG: Home Health Services Activities in the 2013 Work Plan

On October 2, 2012, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Work Plan for 2013.  The OIG releases its work plan for each year in advance of the coming year. The work plan provides stakeholders in the health care industry with a broad overview of the OIG’s activities in the coming year as they relate to its enforcement priorities and issues it will review and evaluate during that fiscal year. This client alert is one in a series of alerts that will outline the OIG’s activities, as discussed in the 2013 Work Plan, for a specific industry sector – Home Health Services. Continue reading

OIG: Skilled Nursing Activities in the 2013 Work Plan

On October 2, 2012, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Work Plan for 2013. The OIG releases its work plan for each year in advance of the coming year. The work plan provides stakeholders in the health care industry with a broad overview of the OIG’s activities in the coming year as they relate to its enforcement priorities and issues it will review and evaluate during that fiscal year. This client alert is the second in a series of alerts that will outline the OIG’s activities, as discussed in the 2013 Work Plan, for a specific industry sector – Nursing Homes.

The OIG’s activities relating to Nursing Homes for 2013 are focused on quality of care, although investigations concerning questionable billing patterns are once again identified as a priority. Continue reading

OIG: Hospice Activities in the 2013 Work Plan

On October 2, 2012, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Work Plan for 2013.  The OIG releases its work plan for each year in advance of the coming year. The work plan provides stakeholders in the health care industry with a broad overview of the OIG’s activities in the coming year as they relate to its enforcement priorities and issues it will review and evaluate during that fiscal year. This client alert is one in a series of alerts that will outline the OIG’s activities, as discussed in the 2013 Work Plan, for a specific industry sector – Hospice.

The OIG’s activities relating to Hospice for 2013 are focused on two issues that generally involved hospice –nursing home relationships. The following is a summary of each of the issues and what the OIG is focusing on. Continue reading

Connect with our Health Care Practice at HCCA’s 16th Annual Compliance Institute

Members of our Health Care Practice will be attending and speaking at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 16th Annual Compliance Institute, April 29 – May 2, 2012, in Las Vegas Nevada. Two of our health care partners will be speaking on the following topics at the Institute –

2012 OIG Work Plan: Priorities and Concerns for Post Acute Care Providers

Alan Schabes, Esq. will be speaking with David Cade, Deputy General Counsel of the U. S. DHHS in a session entitled – 2012 OIG Work Plan: Priorities and Concerns for Post Acute Care Providers on Monday, April 30th at 4:30-5:30PM

Quality of Care Issues: Prevention and Response

Ari J. Markenson, J.D., M.P.H. will be speaking with Robert Hussar, Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP  in a session entitled Quality of Care Issues: Prevention and Response on Monday, Monday, April 30th at 11AM-12PM Continue reading