Keyword: HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Walgreens will pay more than $270 million to settle three fraud cases, including one where it dispensed unneeded insulin pens.
CMS has failed to recover more than half of the nearly $3 billion in Medicaid overpayments identified by auditors over an 11-year period.
Aurora Health Care will pay $12 million to settle allegations of federal kickback and false claims violations, plus more healthcare headlines.
The federal government brought in 30% less in fraud recoveries in 2018, but corporate integrity agreements could be serving as a deterrent.
The OIG also found that beneficiaries spent $8.7 million in unnecessary deductibles and coinsurance from 2015-2017.
Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term care facilities have experienced some type of harm as the result of their care, according to a report.
The ONC chief didn't offer a timeline on when the rule might be released but said emphasized a "common sense" approach.
The Trump administration has yet to unveil its plan for overhauling safe harbors for drug rebates, but experts say there's limits on what it can do.
Federal auditors uncovered 19 security vulnerabilities at two Medicaid MCOs in Arizona along with broader concerns about oversight.
The wage index system CMS employs for hospitals is frequently inaccurate, the HHS Office of Inspector General wrote in a recent report.