This Week in Medicare Updates—4/26/23


This Week in Medicare Updates—4/26/23

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Updated OIG Work Plan

On April 17, the OIG updated its Work Plan with the following new items:

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.

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