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New guidelines for dental offices

New guidelines for dental offices

By Jennifer Cave The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently finalized technology-based pretreatment standards to reduce discharges of mercury and other metals from dental offices into municipal wastewater treatment plants, also known as publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) determined that dental practices discharge over five tons

Pharmacy Fraud And Abuse

Operationalizing The New OIG Final Rule In An Integrated Care Environment By: Todd Nova, Gina Geheb and Julie Lappas The role of pharmacists and pharmacies as integral cogs in the patient care continuum continues to grow, thanks in no small part to incentives encouraging integrated and coordinated care designed to enable improved outcomes at lower

Final 60-day rules: How will the rules affect practitioners?

By Lisa English Hinkle When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the long-awaited rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirements for returning overpayments within 60 days, a long and uncertain road toward False Claims Act liability for the knowing retention of overpayments (also known as reverse false claims) was finally paved.