Office of Inspector General 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: E6-21857
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Notice of Program Exclusions
Document Number: E6-21363
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Solicitation of New Safe Harbors and Special Fraud Alerts
Document Number: E6-20994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In accordance with section 205 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, this annual notice solicits proposals and recommendations for developing new and modifying existing safe harbor provisions under the Federal anti-kickback statute (section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act), as well as developing new OIG Special Fraud Alerts.
Privacy Act of 1974; Revisions to OIG's Privacy Act System of Records-Criminal Investigative Files
Document Number: E6-20848
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is revising the existing system of records, entitled ``Criminal Investigative Files'' (09-90- 0003), by updating the ``Systems Location'' section of that document, and republishing the revised system of records in its entirety. This notice is in accordance with the Privacy Act requirement that agencies publish their amended systems of records in the Federal Register when there is a revision, change, or addition. This system of records, maintained by OIG, was last revised and updated on June 19, 2003 (68 FR 36828).
Program Exclusions: October 2006
Document Number: E6-18758
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Notice of Program Exclusions
Document Number: E6-17330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Program Exclusions: August 2006
Document Number: E6-15237
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Publication of OIG's Guidelines for Evaluating State False Claims Acts
Document Number: E6-13749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Under section 1909 of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 1396h, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services is required to determine, in consultation with the Attorney General, whether a State has in effect a law relating to false or fraudulent claims submitted to a State Medicaid program that meets certain enumerated requirements. If the Inspector General determines that a State law meets these requirements, the State medical assistance percentage, with respect to any amounts recovered under a State action brought under such a law, shall be increased by 10 percentage points. This notice sets forth the Inspector General's guidelines for evaluating whether a State law meets the requirements of section 1909 of the Act.
Program Exclusions: July 2006
Document Number: E6-13019
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Safe Harbors for Certain Electronic Prescribing and Electronic Health Records Arrangements Under the Anti-Kickback Statute
Document Number: 06-6666
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
As required by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), Public Law 108-173, this final rule establishes a new safe harbor under the Federal anti-kickback statute for certain arrangements involving the provision of electronic prescribing technology. Specifically, the safe harbor would protect certain arrangements involving hospitals, group practices, and prescription drug plan (PDP) sponsors and Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations that provide to specified recipients certain nonmonetary remuneration in the form of hardware, software, or information technology and training services necessary and used solely to receive and transmit electronic prescription information. In addition, in accordance with section 1128B(b)(3)(E) of the Social Security Act (the Act), this final rule creates a separate new safe harbor for certain arrangements involving the provision of nonmonetary remuneration in the form of electronic health records software or information technology and training services necessary and used predominantly to create, maintain, transmit, or receive electronic health records.
Program Exclusions: June 2006
Document Number: E6-11330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Program Exclusions: May 2006
Document Number: E6-9339
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Program Exclusions: March & April 2006
Document Number: E6-7248
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Program Exclusions: February 2006
Document Number: E6-3803
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank: Change in User Fees
Document Number: E6-3378
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In accordance with final regulations at 45 CFR part 61, implementing the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), the Department is authorized to assess a fee on all requests for information, except requests from Federal agencies. In accordance with Sec. 61.13 of the HIPDB regulations, the Department is announcing an adjustment from $4.25 to $4.75 in the fee charged for each query submitted by authorized entities. There will be no change to the current $8 self-query fee.
Program Exclusions: January 2006
Document Number: E6-1763
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Program Exclusions: December 2005
Document Number: 06-371
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services