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A Simple Check that Can Save Thousands (and Prevent Sanctions)

A Simple Check that Can Save Thousands (and Prevent Sanctions)

Federal law gives authority to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to impose Civil Monetary Penalties to practices that hire an employee/contractor who has been excluded from Medicare (or other federal programs). If the employee/contractor is involved in any part of service to the Medicare (or other federal program) patient, it can create a penalty liability as much as $10,000 PER service rendered.

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Increased Patient Access to Health Records – the Cures Act

Increased Patient Access to Health Records – the Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law in 2016, was designed to help bring health care innovations to patients to provide more patient control in a value-based health system.[i] Recognizing that patient access and ease of transfer of health records are key, the law includes two provisions that directly affect health care offices

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