The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has continued its crackdown on DSO non-compliance. DSOs should be wary of continued scrutiny regarding DSO structures along with the heightened suspicion of fraud and abuse in the dental industry. Recently, Congress has expressed concerns regarding DSOs, which includes calling on HHS to exclude from Medicaid participation any corporate-owned dental clinics using “deceptive practices” that result in unnecessary or substandard care.
As COVID-19 vaccines become readily available, many employers are still wondering if they can require employees to get vaccinated, and what they can do if an employee refuses to get vaccinated.
As the on-set of COVID-19 continues, as an employer, how are you going to handle your internal procedures if you learn that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Employers should act immediately to ensure the safety of the employee’s co-workers and comply with all applicable laws.
By the end of June 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration had approved nearly 4.9 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Some of the practice owners who applied for those loans are in the process of a “change in ownership”.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS/OIG) recently announced five additional guilty pleas relating to a $1 billion telepharmacy fraud scheme. The health care fraud investigation consisted of personnel from HHS/OIG, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Postal Services (USPS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).