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Proposed Rule to Increase Fraud and Abuse Penalties

On May 12, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Proposed Rule that would significantly enhance the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) authority to impose civil money penalties (CMPs).  The OIG has the ability to impose CMPs on providers who participate in Federal health care programs for various activities related to health care fraud, patient abuse, and...