FALSE CLAIMS ACT/QUI TAM CASES
PEER REVIEW ACT PROTECTION
YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
A report by the Office of Inspector General found that 32% of home health claims that required documentation of face-to-face encounters between the physician and the patient did not meet Medicare requirements and, as a result, $2 billion in payments made by Medicare should not have been made.
CMS Proposed Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule to amend the fire safety standards for Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory surgery centers, among others. Comments to the proposed rule must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 16, 2014.