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Regulatory Compliance Has No Speed Traps

Formed through legislation signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976, the OIG is one federal agency that should never be underestimated by those in the health care industry. In its pursuit to protect the integrity of health care programs and the welfare of their beneficiaries, the OIG boasts the power ...

White Collar Investigations: What Lies Ahead?

It seems like white collar investigations and prosecutions—as well as related civil fraud or enforcement actions—are everywhere these days. From headline-grabbing insider trading cases in the Southern District of New York like Galleon and SAC Capital, to what seems like newly-unfolding FCPA ...


Feds Use Tougher Tactics To Fight Healthcare Fraud

  • September 10, 2012

In a recent webinar Michael F. Ruggio and Michael Volkov outline how the government's ongoing crackdown translates into unprecedented risk of civil and criminal enforcement for a wide variety of healthcare organizations.

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Your Corporate Compliance and the Corporate Integrity Agreement

Management that turns deaf ears when subordinates report false billing or illegal marketing in dealing with federal or state governments can unleash a torrent of financial and reputational harm on the company. Indeed, that scenario is just the sort of situation that can turn into a full-blown, multi-million-dollar whistleblower settlement brought by a company insider under qui tam provisions ...

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Hospital Compliance

The turn of the year is an occasion not only for reflecting on the past, but also for considering the future. For hospitals and their compliance professionals, it is a good time to take stock of regulatory vulnerabilities, determine which ones should receive priority attention, and resolve to address these concerns in the coming year. Adhering to the following ...