The federal government’s Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is considering revising its self-disclosure protocol to provide additional guidance to federal health care program providers. The OIG is soliciting comments from all sources on the process by which health care providers can report overpayments […]
The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released a report following its review of the National Medicaid Audit Program. The GAO has determined that this program, designed to fight Medicaid fraud, has cost the United States at least $102 million in auditing fees since 2008 while identifying less than $20 million in overpayments. Analysis of the GAO’s findings […]
“Fighting Fraud. Improving Integrity and Quality. Saving Taxpayer Dollars.” This phrase appears on each page of the newly released New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) State Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Work Plan. On the Executive Summary page, the OMIG’s stated mission is to “enhance the integrity of the New York State Medicaid […]
Today the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) released the 2012-13 Work Plan. This document describes the primary objectives and goals of the OMIG through March 31, 2013. The Work Plan is available here and an in depth discussion of the Plan will follow.
Yesterday, June 23, 2011, the New York State Assembly passed A.5686A, a bill which could significantly impact the powers of the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG). The bill previously passed the New York State Senate on June 20, 2011 (S.3184A), and it now awaits only Governor Cuomo’s signature before it becomes law. This groundbreaking piece […]
On March 14, 2011, five attorneys of the O’Connell and Aronowitz law firm presented at the annual conference of the New York Coalition for Quality Assisted Living, Inc. (NYCQAL) held in Atlantic City. Formed in December 2005, NYCQAL is a not-for-profit corporation organized to advocate for the continued viability of adult care, assisted living and other […]