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Holder leaves legacy of tough healthcare fraud enforcement
Bob Herman | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The six-year tenure of departing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be remembered by healthcare groups as a time of aggressive measures to combat healthcare fraud and abuse.
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Eric Holder leaving controversial legacy of increased emphasis on healthcare fraud
Bob Herman | September 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation will signal the end of a tenure during which the federal government ramped up efforts to prevent and penalize healthcare fraud—efforts that raised the ire of healthcare stakeholders who believe the feds have been overzealous in some of their...
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U.S. won't reveal records on HealthCare.gov security
Associated Press | August 19, 2014
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's healthcare website because doing so could "potentially" allow...
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N.C. mayor finishes walk to D.C. to protest hospital closure
July 28, 2014
A North Carolina mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his rural town finished his two-week protest march to the nation's capital, where he told a crowd that his community's problems are part of a larger healthcare struggle.
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Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets
Associated Press | May 28, 2014
About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.
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AHIMA calls for strict health record cut-and-paste parameters
Joseph Conn | April 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The common but sometimes controversial practice of copying and pasting information from a patient's earlier electronic health record into a new one is permissible only “in the presence of strong technical and administrative controls,” according to a just-released position statement by...
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Vital Signs
Holder urges treatment to combat drug overdoses
Steven Ross Johnson | March 10, 2014
Terming the growing rise in overdose deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers an “urgent public health crisis,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called for interventions that included both law enforcement and treatment.
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Healthcare fraud investigations recover $4.3B in FY 2013
Paul Demko | February 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government recovered $4.3 billion through healthcare fraud investigations in fiscal 2013, according to a report released Wednesday by HHS and the Department of Justice. That's up from $4.2 billion in recovered assets during the prior year.
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Healthcare fraud cases hit high last year, report says
Associated Press | January 16, 2014
Federal prosecutors filed a record number of healthcare fraud cases last fiscal year, perhaps reflecting the greater emphasis the government has placed on combatting the crime costing taxpayers billions of dollars per year.
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OIG report suggests 'best practices' to help prevent EHR fraud
Joseph Conn | January 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal watchdog says the CMS and its Medicare contractors could do more to ensure providers don't use electronic health-record systems as a means to fraudulent ends. The 17-page report by HHS' Office of the Inspector General is the latest salvo in a running debate between federal regulators on...
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