Category Archives: Illinois

CMS Final Rule on Moratoria for the Enrollment of New Home Health Agencies and Ambulance Suppliers and Providers

On February 4, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued in the Federal Register a notice of temporary moratoria on enrollment of new home health agencies (HHA) and ambulance suppliers and providers in certain geographic locations across the U.S. The moratoria were effective on January 30, 2014. CMS also extended existing moratoria noticed on July 31, 2013. Continue reading

OIG Enters into $7.3 Million Settlement and Corporate Integrity Agreement with Lithotripsy Physicians and Related Entities

On July 8, 2010, the OIG released a press release announcing that it entered into a 7.3 million dollar civil monetary penalty (“CMP”) settlement agreement with United Shockwave Services, United Prostate Centers, and United Urology Centers (the “Settlement Parties”), all based in the Chicago, Illinois area. The agreement settles charges that, by soliciting and receiving payments from hospitals in exchange for patient referrals, the Settlement Parties violated Federal anti-kickback laws. Continue reading