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...
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PWW Summary of Proposed 2015 Ambulance Fee Schedule Rule Changes
On July 11, 2014, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Proposed Rule entitled: “Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, Access to Identifiable Data for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Models & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2015.” The lengthy Proposed Rule revises payment polices for several types of Part B Medicare providers, including ambulance services,...