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’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Anti-death-penalty group files complaint against GA execution doctor
Thursday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a Savannah woman in 1978 could be derailed with a...
Web Exclusive: 2 FL Medical Office Workers Face Fraud Charges
Medical office workers in south Florida have been indicted on HIPAA violations and related charges for alleged roles...
Web Exclusive: Rex Healthcare to Pay $1.9M to Settle Fraud Claims
Whistleblower allegations pointed to submissions of false Medicare claims by the North Carolina hospital for inpatient...
Web Exclusive: Medicare Fraud Settlements Up 56% in FY 2010
The federal crackdown on Medicare fraud is paying for itself many times over with record-high recoveries of ill-gotten...
Web Exclusive: FL Physician Sentenced 3.5 Years for Medicare Fraud
The former medical director of three Miami-Dade County HIV/AIDS-infusion clinics was convicted last year of conspiring...
Web Exclusive: HIPAA Security Officer Aces OCR Investigations
A hospital data security manager explains how proper communications and training maintains the privacy of personal...
Web Exclusive: Cignet Health Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations
The Maryland-based insurer has been fined for its refusal to provide patients with copies of their health records, and...
Web Exclusive: OIG Posts 'Most Wanted' List of Medicare Fraudsters
The Office of Inspector General has for the first time issued a list of top 10 fugitives wanted for Medicare fraud. The...
ERs turn more violent as government help shrinks for volatile mentally ill, addicted patients
Violence against nurses and other medical professionals appears to be increasing around the country as the number of...

Book: Stark Law, 2nd edition: A user's guide to achieving compliance
This updated version of HCPro's Stark Law best seller, first published in 2005—and now co-authored by former CMS...
Book: The Compliance Officer's Handbook, 2nd Edition
This revised edition is packed with even more practical tools, case studies, tips and tools, sample audits, and sample...