Category: substanceabuse

OIG HEAT Provider Compliance Training Webcast

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has made available the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Team (HEAT) Provider Compliance Training webcast. OIG is making the training information available to help highlight and educate providers on the the federal government’s effort to fight health care fraud and abuse.
More information about  HEAT Task Force […]

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OIG Issues Roadmap on Avoiding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse for New Physicians

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a resource and educational guide for new physicians to help them better understand the key Federal fraud and abuse laws.
As a health care attorney who often deals with physicians on fraud and abuse related matters, I applaud the […]

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SAMHSA and ONC: FAQs on Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations for HIEs (
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced last week the release of FAQs for Applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).
Cover letter regarding the FAQs by Pamela S. Hyde, the Administrator […]

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