Record-breaking $2.7 Billion Paid by Healthcare Providers in False Claims Act Cases

A couple of weeks ago, on February 22nd. the Department of Justice issued its annual statement regarding False Claims Act activity in FY 2023 (federal fiscal years run 10/1 to 9/30). “Settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act exceeded $2.68 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2023. The government and whistleblowers were … Read more

Compliance Update: Fraud and Abuse

A complex area for providers, especially with respect to their compliance programs, are the concepts of fraud and abuse. Central to current requirements for compliance programs, all post-acute providers are REQUIRED to have compliance programs that, Include policies and procedures to define, test for, and mitigate any issues pertaining to fraud and abuse. In this … Read more

SNFs, Therapy Contracts and Fraud: Another Warning and Example

I know I sound redundant but clearly, the message is still not permeating through the industry (except for readers here). The Department of Justice and the OIG for the Department of Health are scrutinizing SNFs, their therapy billings, and the use of therapy contractors.  Why?  It is all due to a known and now routinely … Read more