In 2011, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“HHS OIG”) investigated New York City’s Medicaid claims for continuous 24-hour personal care services, an area that previous HHS OIG audits consistently identified as one vulnerable to fraud, waste, and abuse.
Medicaid Fraud Control Units (“MFCUs”) have a responsibility to combat Medicaid fraud and patient abuse and neglect. Toward that end, each MFCU maintains statistical data as to the number of investigations, indictments, and convictions by the MFCUs, as well as the amount of monetary recoveries for both civil and criminal cases. Each year, a summary […]
The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released its final audit protocols for Dental providers in the Medicaid program. These protocols became effective October 1, 2014 and are the OMIG’s audit tool that they will use when conducting their audits of dental providers. The protocols contain 18 areas of potential […]
As 2014 comes to a close, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has many reasons to celebrate as it reflects on the year that was. In FY2014, the DOJ recovered $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments resulting from civil fraud and false claims cases, with $2.3 billion in health care fraud recoveries alone. This […]
It’s that time of year again when Medicaid providers who are required to have an effective Medicaid Compliance Plan have to so certify to the OMIG. The on-line certification can only be done during the month of December. 2014 Compliance Program Certification information and forms for the December 2014 certification period are now posted on […]
Earlier this week, we blogged about postings found on job-search sites Monster.com and indeed.com advertising that New York State is now accepting applications for the Medicaid Inspector General, the head of the state agency charged with combating fraud, waste, and abuse in the State’s Medicaid program.
It appears that Governor Cuomo’s office is looking to replace New York State Medicaid Inspector General James C. Cox. An internet posting seeking applications for the position of the Medicaid Inspector General (MIG) was seen on Monster.com and also indeed.com.
As far as the Federal government is concerned, it appears that New York is running up quite a bill in claimed overpayments to its Medicaid program. After finding the State liable for nearly $1.26 billion in overpayments related to intermediate care facilities operated by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (“OPWDD”), the United States […]
The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released its 2013 Annual Report (“Report”). The OMIG announced that it has recovered a record $879 million in Medicaid overbillings for 2013. More than $226 million of Medicaid overbillings were identified through audit activities. According to the Report, over the last three years, […]
According to United States Attorney Richard Hartunian of the Northern District of New York, Cardiovascular Specialists, P.C., has agreed to pay the federal government $1,336,636.98 plus interest to settle allegations that it violated the federal Physician Self-Referral Law (also known as the Stark Law) and the federal False Claims Act by knowingly compensating its physicians […]