Monthly Archives: June 2014

New OIG Special Fraud Alert: Laboratory Payments

The Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) of the Department of Health and Human Services released a new Special Fraud Alert concerning payments by laboratories.  The OIG is concerned that laboratories are inducing referring physicians to order unnecessary lab tests … Continue reading

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Now’s the Time: Get HIPAA Compliant

Recent reports, statements and actions from the government emphasize the need for all covered entities and business associates (“HIPAA Entities”) to take a look in the mirror, assess the status of their HIPAA policies and procedures and either implement or … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Risk-Bearing Provider Organization Regulations and Guidance

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance (“DOI”) is seeking final comments to the proposed Risk-Bearing Provider Organization (“RBPO”) regulations (the “Regulation”) and related guidelines (the “Guidelines”).  Comments must be received by the DOI June 23, 2014 at noon.  Any interested party … Continue reading

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