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PDF Icon SmallNew Jersey Cardiologists Settle in Anti-Kickback Case
In the ongoing campaign against illegal kickback arrangements, the DOJ and the OIG recently entered into settlement agreements with three cardiologists employed by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, who were allegedly paid salaries for positions they didn't fulfill in violation of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. (Read more...)

PDF Icon SmallOIG Announces its FY 2010 Work Plan
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its work plan for the 2010 fiscal year on October 1, 2009, which includes reviews of and proposed changes to Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D), Medicaid, and an additional section on the programs and efforts related to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (Read more...)

PDF Icon SmallChanges to Exempt Organizations Safe Harbor not Offered in
     Health Care Reform Markup
In a recent markup of the Senate Finance Committee�s America's Healthy Future Act, Senator Charles Grassley declined to put to vote two previously planned amendments that would have affected tax-exempt hospitals and other exempt organizations. (Read more...)
HCC Background
Founded in 1993, HCC has developed significant research resources; a staff of experienced professionals with strong credentials; a dedication to the discipline of process and planning; and, an organizational commitment to quality client service as the core ingredients for the cost-effective delivery of professional consulting services. HCC has served a diverse range of healthcare industry & medical professional clients in over 45 states including hospitals & health systems (both tax exempt & for profit); outpatient & ambulatory facilities; management services organizations; clinics, solo & group private practices in a full range of medical specialties, subspecialties & allied health professions; managed care organizations; biotechnology and pharmaceutical ventures; ancillary service providers; disease management firms; Federal and State agencies; public health and safety agencies; other related healthcare enterprises and agencies; and, these clients� advisory professionals, e.g., their consulting, legal and accounting firms.
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