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Monthly Archives: April 2013

OIG Releases Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol

Posted in Regulations

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an updated provider self-disclosure protocol (SDP) last week, which replaces the original SDP issued in 1998 and various OIG Open Letters that provided additional guidance on the program. The OIG outlined what it considers to be some significant benefits to disclosing potential fraud through the SDP: The OIG… Continue Reading

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Section 501(r) Community Health Needs Assessments

Posted in Hospitals, Regulations

Section 501(r) was added to the Internal Revenue Code by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to expand and clarify the federal requirements for tax-exempt hospitals by establishing new standards relating to community health needs assessments; financial assistance policies; and hospital charges, billing, and collection practices. The IRS has issued proposed regulations… Continue Reading