Neil Hoffman Quoted in Healthcare Finance News

AGG Of Counsel Neil W. Hoffman, Ph.D., is quoted in an article titled "OIG pressures CMS on home health sanctions" published by Healthcare Finance News regarding efforts by the Office of Inspector General to push the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement intermediate sanctions for noncompliant home health agencies. While legislative authority exists for CMS to issue civil monetary penalties, payment suspension, and appointment of temporary management of home health agencies, CMS has not issued regulations to effectuate these enforcement tools. Apart from a corrective action process, the only remedy currently available to CMS for enforcing regulatory violations is exclusion from the federal programs, an option that is rarely used.

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