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NHCAA Lens Spotlight - HHS-OIG Work Plan Updates

On June 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) announced that it will now make monthly electronic updates to its Work Plan, making it more of a dynamic process that will allow the OIG to inform the public about the efforts and accomplishments of the office on a more real-time basis.

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OIG finds CMS overpaid more than $729M in MU incentive payments

An HHS Office of Inspector General report revealed that nearly 12% of the total CMS incentive payments made for EHR incentive payments, or more than $729 million, were overpaid to eligible providers that did not meet meaningful use requirements. Officials advised the agency to try to recover the more than $700 million in inappropriate payments and the $2.3 million it overpaid to providers who switched from Medicaid to Medicare incentive programs.

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FTC Hosts Identity Theft Conference

On May 24, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a day-long conference to take a comprehensive look at how identity theft has evolved over the last decade and what we can do to address this challenge in the future. NHCAA staff listened in and Medical ID theft was discussed along with other forms the crime takes. Many post-conference resources are available.

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