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Feds issue updated protocol on fraud self-disclosure
Modern Healthcare

Though it’s been an open secret for years, federal officials are today acknowledging for the first time in writing that healthcare companies that turn themselves in for certain types of Medicare fraud will probably only have to pay back one-and-a-half times the amount of money involved.

HHS‘ inspector general’s office is releasing a revamped document called the OIG Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol that describes exactly what a hospital, doctor or supplier must confide to the government in order to avoid prosecution and get a break on potential penalties.

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