Monthly Archives: November 2012

OIG: ALJ’s Overturn 56% of Provider Generated Appeals to QIC Audits

The HHS Office of Inspector General earlier this month released a report which studied the shockingly high overturn rate of provider generated appeals to private contract auditors employed by CMS to the Administrative Law Judge level.  The OIG found that 56% … Continue reading

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Obamacare Regulations Begin to Trickle Out After Election

With the Presidential election now over, many are expecting a heavy dose of proposed rules, regulations, delays and negotiations between HHS/CMS and individual state governments as they struggle to comply with many looming mandates of the controversial health care reform bill … Continue reading

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Pre-Thanksgiving News Round Up

Good afternoon!  OPGA Government Relations presented at the Mississippi/Alabama O&P Owners and Managers meeting last week. It was great meeting independent O&P owners that understand the changing regulatory landscape and are passionate about standing up for our profession. I wanted to post some of … Continue reading

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The 2012 Elections, Lame Duck Congress and a Grand Bargain

The 2012 elections have finally come and gone, now what? President Barack Obama won a second term as President of the United States. Republicans held their majority in the House of Representatives.  Democrats maintained their slim majority in the Senate. … Continue reading

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Pre-Election News Round Up — Audits, Waivers, New Requirements

For those of you lucky enough to not be inundated by hundreds of millions of dollars in political advertising, there is an election tomorrow that will have a major impact on the future of our health care system and, more specifically, … Continue reading

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