The Month Of Physician Convictions

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 12:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's chief counsel indicated in 2007 that the government's fraud enforcement focus on large organizations was an "ineffective strategy" and that the government was going to begin doing a better job holding the physician gatekeepers accountable for their role in kickback cases.

At the same time, the OIG indicated that it also was focusing attention on other individuals responsible for steering organizations into illegal kickback schemes and inadequate quality-of-care circumstances to help address repeat offenders,...
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