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January 18, 2018 - The National Law Review



January 18, 2018 
The National Law Review
OIG expressed concern that many of the braces were being prescribed without adequate documentation of medical necessity in patient records and also fulfillment in cases where actual physical examination of the patient had occurred over a year prior to ...

 


OIG Issues Letter Declining to Impose Administrative Sanctions for Provision of Certain Free Drugs - Lexology



OIG Issues Letter Declining to Impose Administrative Sanctions for Provision of Certain Free Drugs 
Lexology
On Jan. 4, 2018, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an open letter containing guidance regarding the provision of certain free drugs to federal healthcare program beneficiaries. Specifically, the OIG stated that it will not pursue ...

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HHS OIG Urges 7 Changes for Medicare Advantage Data - HealthLeaders Media



HHS OIG Urges 7 Changes for Medicare Advantage Data 
HealthLeaders Media
The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General issued a report on Medicare Advantage this month, suggesting seven changes to the way officials ensure the accuracy and completeness of the program's encounter data. The report sampled more than ...

 


HHS' OIG to PhRMA: Free Pharmaceuticals Needed in 2018 - Regulatory Focus



Regulatory Focus
 
HHS' OIG to PhRMA: Free Pharmaceuticals Needed in 2018 
Regulatory Focus
With a nonprofit that paid almost $100 million in 2015 financial grants to patients now saying that it will not offer such payments in 2018, Gregory Demske, chief counsel to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General ...
Drug charity halts patient aid after US health agency pulls approval Reuters

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Head of Phoenix DEA in trouble for inappropriate relationship - AZFamily



AZFamily
 
Head of Phoenix DEA in trouble for inappropriate relationship 
AZFamily
The head of the Phoenix Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration faces discipline for what is being described as an ?unprofessional personal relationship? with a subordinate. Phoenix DEA Special Agent in Charge Douglas Coleman was the ...

 


Overlooked Stories in the Report on ICE Terror-Screening Flaws - Immigration Blog (blog)



Overlooked Stories in the Report on ICE Terror-Screening Flaws 
Immigration Blog (blog)
The redactions were made to safeguard "law enforcement sensitive" information: information that, although not classified, is of such a nature that publishing it would reveal strategies, tactics, or even weaknesses, to the detriment of good law ...

 


What DHS employees need to know about OIG data breach - FederalNewsRadio.com



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What DHS employees need to know about OIG data breach 
FederalNewsRadio.com
In a letter sent Wednesday to more than 246,000 current and former DHS employees, Phillip Kaplan, the agency's chief privacy officer, said individuals affected by a privacy breach at the Office of Inspector General last May would receive 18 months of ...
DHS OIG Privacy Incident Involving PII of Employees & Investigative Data 107.180.56.147 (press release) (blog)
Homeland Security breach exposes data on 240000 employees CNET
Privacy Incident Involving DHS OIG Case Management System | Homeland Security Homeland Security

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Crime report: CDL testing schemes, inspection bribes, reincarnated carrier, more - Commercial Carrier Journal



Crime report: CDL testing schemes, inspection bribes, reincarnated carrier, more 
Commercial Carrier Journal
Action in five trucking-related crimes has recently been reported by the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Mississippi, including drug testing fraud, CDL testing ...

 


DHS Discovers Privacy Incident Involving Former Employee - Dark Reading



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DHS Discovers Privacy Incident Involving Former Employee 
Dark Reading
It does not appear the unauthorized copy of the PII was the primary target of the former DHS OIG employee, the DHS notes. The privacy incident affected two groups. One group included nearly a quarter million DHS workers who were with the agency in 2014 ...
DHS to Offer Identity Protection, Credit Monitoring Services to OIG Data Breach Victims ExecutiveGov
DHS Admits Major Leak Affecting 247000 Employees Infosecurity Magazine
DHS insider breach resulted in theft of personal info of staff and people involved in investigations Help Net Security
Wccftech  -FCW.com  -BleepingComputer  -Homeland Security 
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OIG Issues Advisory Opinion on Gainsharing Arrangement Between Physician Group and Medical Center - Lexology



OIG Issues Advisory Opinion on Gainsharing Arrangement Between Physician Group and Medical Center 
Lexology
The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) indicated in an advisory opinion posted on January 5, 2018, that it would not impose administrative sanctions in connection with a gainsharing arrangement between a ...