As you may be aware, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (or “OMIG”) has established that certain Medicaid providers (all Public Health Law Article 28 and 36 facilities, and all Mental Hygiene Law Article 16 and 31 facilities) have Medicaid Compliance Plans. Also covered are providers that derive a “substantial portion […]
The Federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) has determined that a program to fight fraud in the Medicaid health system for the poor has cost the federal taxpayers at least $102 million in auditing fees since 2008 while finding less than $20 million in overpayments. The Medicaid Integrity Group (MIG), established by CMS as part of […]
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 […]