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...


HHS Announces Proposed Rule to Enhance Fraud Fighting

On May 9, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Proposed Rule amending the regulations relating to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) exclusion authorities.  The OIG has the ability to exclude providers from participation in Federal healthcare programs for activities related to healthcare fraud, patient abuse, and other activities.  The Proposed Rule would enhance the...