Catherine Short speaks with Elizabeth Sullivan, Esq. and Emily A. Johnson, Esq., Members, of McDonald Hopkins LLC , about the topic of “Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA).” In October 2018, the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA) was signed into law as part of the larger SUPPORT Act. It is an important piece of
On November 29, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered a speech announcing changes to the Department of Justice (DOJ) 2015 policy memorandum titled 'Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,' commonly known as the Yates Memo. The new policy revisions reflect a continued focus on individual accountability, while easing the burden for cooperation credit and providing more flexibility to DOJ attorneys in resolving matters. Key changes are summarized in this week's blog post.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and several other law enforcement agencies, recently announced the results of its national health care fraud takedown. As the government continues to prioritize its efforts on combating health care fraud, it is prudent for
Fraud and abuse. Two words that are thrown around in the Medicare arena quite regularly. But what are fraud and abuse? "Medicare fraud includes: knowingly submitting, or causing to be submitted, false claims or making representations of fact to obtain a Federal health care payment for which no entitlement would otherwise exists; knowingly soliciting, receiving,
The False Claims Act and healthcare fraud and abuse are important areas of focus and enforcement for the government. Refresh your knowledge with the fast facts in our latest infographic.
July 2017 marked the largest healthcare fraud takedown in history. We're bringing you more details about the takedown and important information about the hotline that helped make it happen.
Last year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a policy memorandum, titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” also known as the “Yates Memo." The DOJ shifted its approach to fighting corporate fraud and misconduct by focusing its investigative efforts on those individuals within a corporation who perpetrated wrongdoing. The policy guidelines were discussed in this
August 2016 was an important month, with penalties increasing for violations of the False Claims Act and OSHA. Review our infographic to familiarize yourself with the changes. As of August 1st, 2016, there are new penalties for the False Claims Act. The Department of Justice will nearly double the statutory penalties under the False Claims
In light of the historic health care fraud takedown announced by the DOJ and OIG on June 22nd, we've put together an infographic highlighting the important facts.
Medicare Advantage (MA) plans may be doing just what the name says- taking advantage of Medicare. It is highly unlikely that this was the intention in 2003 when MA plans were created by nongovernment entities using a capitated managed care reimbursement approach. The amount of Medicare reimbursement to the MA plan is fixed and calculated