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What is a DEA Number, Who Needs to screen it & How Does it Work?

September 6, 2017

Screening employees and potential hires is an important step in maintaining quality service and protecting oneself against federal law infringement. One of the areas that hospitals, credentialing offices, and medical fac...

ALERT: All Providers Are Required To Redo Texas Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Searches

August 9, 2017

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has just notified providers via their website that there was a delay in uploading names to the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) during the period of June 9, ...

OIG Regulation Excludes Student Loan Defaulters from Federal Health Programs

August 2, 2017

Mini graduation cap on US money -- education costs in the design of information related to the cost of education Healthcare providers who did not fulfill their obligations under a student loan, scholarship or loan rep...

What to Do When You Find an Excluded Party in Your Employment

June 15, 2017

Discovering that you’re employing an excluded individual can happen even to the most meticulous in the healthcare industry. How you address this mistake is another thing altogether. Properly addressing the issue means ...

MFCU 2016 Annual Report: States Getting Better at Finding Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

June 5, 2017

State Medicaid Fraud Control Units are continuing a five-year trend of increasing convictions, civil settlements and exclusions for fraud and abuse. A report, released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

NHS Cyberattack Threatens Thousands in Healthcare Industry

May 24, 2017

The world is still shaking from the recent WannaCry ransomware attack. The largest cyberattack in England’s National Health Service (NHS) history, this virus may cost innocent people their lives as medical institutions...

Jimmy Kimmel Monologue Inspires National Nurses Week

May 9, 2017

Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel tearfully told the story of his newborn son’s recent birth and open-heart surgery due to a heart defect. In his monologue, Kimmel explained that it was an attentive nurse that fi...

Same Number, Different Fraud: Phishing Scam Spoofs the OIG Fraud Hotline

May 1, 2017

Scam on red dice   Thousands Hit by OIG Phone Scam All over the country, people have been getting calls from the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), but they’re actually scam calls ...

New NTIS Guidelines Limit Access To the Death Master File

April 28, 2017

Symbol of internet security with binary character hand and padlock The Importance of the Death Master File Ghosting, or stealing the identity of a deceased individual is one of the oldest forms of identity theft....

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