Tiffany T. Mason

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Tiffany T. Mason maintains a broad health law practice, advising hospitals, health systems and health industry clients on regulatory compliance and transactional matters. Read Tiffany T. Mason's full bio.

First Monthly OIG Work Plan Update Shows Increasing Use of Data-Mining to Find Audit Targets

By and on Jul 28, 2017
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Following on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) June announcement that it would begin updating its public-facing Work Plan on a monthly basis, OIG released its first update to add 14 new topics to the Work Plan on July 17. As the health care industry knows, OIG Work Plan...

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New OIG Rules Change Patient Incentive Program Landscape: Where Are the Limits Now?

By , and on Apr 11, 2017
Posted In Anti-Kickback Statute / Stark Law

With health care becoming more consumer-driven, health care providers and health plans are wrestling with how to incentivize patients to participate in health promotion programs and treatment plans. As payments are increasingly being tied to quality outcomes, a provider’s ability to engage and improve patients’ access to care may both improve patient outcomes and increase...

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New OIG Exclusion Regulations About to Go into Effect

By and on Mar 3, 2017
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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently published a final rule regarding its exclusion authorities. The final rule goes into effect March 21, 2017, and expands OIG’s authority to exclude certain individuals and entities from participating in federal health care programs under section 1128 of the Social Security Act. Read full article.

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OIG Revises Safe Harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements

By , , and on Dec 14, 2016
Posted In Anti-Kickback Statute / Stark Law

On December 7, 2016, the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule containing revisions to both the federal Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbors and the beneficiary inducement prohibition in the civil monetary penalty rules. Effective January 6, 2017, the Final Rule modifies certain existing safe harbors...

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