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Fraud Investigations Aiming for the Top: Government Scrutiny of Health Care Executives

In his testimony before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Chief Counsel for the HHS-OIG Lewis Morris expressed the Federal Government’s frustration with repeat offenders and indicated a new strategy for fighting fraud and abuse among health care enterprises.

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The Office of Inspector General sets its sights on hospice care in nursing homes

On September 8, 2009, the Office of Inspector General posted an eye-catching report on Medicare hospice care in nursing facilities. The OIG found that 82 percent of hospice claims for beneficiaries in nursing facilities did not meet at least one Medicare coverage requirement. The Medicare hospice benefit allows a beneficiary with a terminal illness to forgo curative treatment for the illness and instead receive palliative care. Medicare paid approximately $1.8 billion for these claims.

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