Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Latest from AHLA's Health Lawyers Weekly (13 Oct 2006)

From the excellent Health Lawyers Weekly (AHLA member benefit), here's the table of contents from the October 13 issue:

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  • CMS Reduces Improper Claims By $1.3 Billion
    Improper Medicare claims payments were reduced $1.3 billion between 2005 and 2006, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said October 12.The Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) error rate has declined from 14.2% in 1996 when the improper payment rate was first reported, to 5.2% in 2005, to the current 4.4% in 2006, CMS said in a press release. Full Story
  • OIG Finds DME Manufacturer's Proposal To Offer Suppliers Free Advertising Problematic
    A proposed arrangement in which a durable medical equipment (DME) manufacturer would provide free advertising and reimbursement consulting services to some of its DME supplier customers could generate prohibited remuneration under the Anti-Kickback Statute and potentially trigger administrative sanctions, according an advisory opinion posted October 10 by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG). Full Story

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