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2008-12-15 07:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), today announced that it is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General ("OIG") to respond to a subpoena request for documents issued in connection with the civil investigation by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia previously reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on 10-Q for the period ended September...

2008-10-17 15:00:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- West Jefferson Medical Center will pay the United States and the State of Louisiana $3.3 million to resolve allegations that the hospital overcharged the Medicaid program, the Justice Department announced today. The settlement resolves allegations in a qui tam suit brought under federal and state False Claims Acts. The lawsuit alleged that the Marrero, La., hospital, led the Medicaid program to believe that the medical center's Pediatric...

2008-10-15 09:00:47

Goodroe Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a VHA company that helps hospitals improve their clinical quality and economic performance, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has approved a three-year gainsharing project for cardiovascular procedures. This is Goodroe's first approval for a multi-year project and its twelfth OIG approval. Gainsharing allows hospitals to share cost savings with participating physicians who achieve...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released yesterday. The June 16 memo to the staff of the EPA's enforcement division told them that if they are contacted by the EPA inspector general's office, an independent internal watchdog that monitors the agency, or by the Government...

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2008-07-29 09:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released Monday. The June 16 memo to the staff of the EPA's enforcement division told them that if they're contacted by the EPA inspector general's office, an independent internal watchdog that monitors the agency, or by the Government...

2008-07-29 00:00:26

A U.S. official has told managers not to answer questions from investigators looking into possible political interference at the EPA, The Washington Post said. Citing an e-mail from Robbi Farrell, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, the newspaper said Monday that agency managers were instructed to refer inquiries from the press, congressional investigators and the EPA inspector general to specified EPA officials. The e-mail was...

2008-07-28 18:00:24

WASHINGTON _ The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released Monday. The June 16 memo to the staff of the EPA's enforcement division told them that if they're contacted by the EPA inspector general's office, an independent internal watchdog that monitors the agency, or by the Government...

2008-07-23 15:00:51

A report issued by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior has concluded that the National Park Service knowingly used false scientific data to bolster its attempt to drive a local oyster company from the Point Reyes National Seashore area. The investigation conducted by the Inspector General reveals that Park Service officials made false scientific claims, misled other federal authorities and attempted to hide data that called into question the...

2008-07-03 18:00:25

DALLAS - The FAA must make changes to ensure that airlines correct safety violations like those that occurred at Southwest Airlines, according to a new government report. The report says more inspectors should review safety cases before they are closed, and that inspectors should be barred from immediately going to work for airlines that they monitor. The Federal Aviation Administration agrees with several of the suggestions but rejected an idea to rotate inspectors so they don't become...

2008-07-02 21:00:15

U.S. officials said Southwest Airlines passengers were put at risk by an overly collaborative relationship between the airline and federal regulators. The Inspector General's Office of the Department of Transportation issued a report Wednesday concluding that the Federal Aviation Administration's relationship with Southwest jeopardized the safety of thousands of Southwest customers, The Washington Post reported. The FAA acknowledged this year its inspectors improperly allowed the airlines...