Updated OIG Work Plan
On April 17, the OIG updated its Work Plan with the following new items:
- Use of Remote Patient Monitoring Services in Medicare
- Adverse Events Toolkit: Clinical Guidance for Identifying Harm
COVID-19 Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action
On April 20, the OIG published a variety of Releases regarding actions it has taken alongside the DOJ to crack down on fraudulent behavior during the COVID-19 PHE. In 2023, nationwide enforcement against this type of fraud has resulted in criminal charges against doctors and providers for false billings and Provider Relief Fund fraud, manufacturers for fake COVID-19 vaccination record cards, and individuals for fraudulent charges to Medicare for over-the-counter COVID-19 testing kits.