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HHS auditor looks to update self-disclosure rules
Modern Healthcare

HHS‘ inspector general’s office plans to revise the rules for how healthcare providers can turn themselves in for potential violations of the fraud and anti-kickback laws in order to receive quick settlements.

Since 1998, the inspector general has collected more than $280 million and resolved at least 800 such self-disclosures from physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers, according to a notice scheduled to be published in Monday’s Federal Register (PDF). The office also has provided periodic guidance and amendments to the rules along the way.

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