The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) just announced that its Phase 2 HIPAA audit program has started and that covered entities and business associates are already being contacted. You can find this announcement here. OCR has begun sending emails to verify contact information for various covered entities and business associates and determine which entities […]
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 […]
The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) has issued Revised Compliance Guidance for use by providers regulated by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (“OASAS”). The revision clarifies that the Compliance Guidance examples are taken from OMIG Audit Protocols for OASAS Chemical Dependence Programs and Services for dates of […]
The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released Compliance Guidance for use by providers regulated by the New York State Office of Persons for Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The routine identification of compliance risk areas, relating to the particular type of services being offered by Medicaid providers, is required for certain […]
On May 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report that found Medicaid overpayments to New York State-operated developmental centers. The OIG concluded that, in 2009, State-operated facilities for the developmentally disabled received $1.7 billion in Medicaid payments in excess of the reported costs of these facilities. […]
The New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) recently released a Compliance Alert that explains what types of Medicaid providers are required to have a compliance program and what steps those providers can take to ensure that they are meeting their obligations under the law. The New York Social Services Law and its […]
On July 5, 2011, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) issued a Compliance Alert (No. 2011-06) addressing Medicaid compliance program effectiveness and providing a Documentation Review Checklist to guide providers in documenting the effectiveness of their compliance programs.