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Poor Records Management May Lead to OIG Exclusions

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has broad authority to exclude a healthcare organization from participating in federal healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid). Although exclusions commonly arise from violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, there are many other...

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Paperless in Heathcare: The Carrot and the Stick

I was thumbing through this week’s InformationWeek magazine and ran across an ad promoting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) incentives for professionals and hospitals who can demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. The way...

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