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2012-05-23 02:26:31

BALTIMORE, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in Pain Medication Monitoring Solutions®, will launch new resources aimed at helping physicians manage compliance and ethics issues when working with laboratory partners. Health professionals will have access to a new website offering important regulatory compliance information. "Our goal as a company is to provide the resources, support and services that help physicians focus on what they do best - achieve better...

2012-05-21 10:23:03

VA's disability claims backlog plagued by short staffing, poor training and supervision OAKLAND, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today called for increased staffing and improved training for supervisors and disability claim representatives working at the California Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) offices following a recent report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG), which found that mismanagement and improper...

2012-05-03 14:22:23

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Afghan Special Anti-Corruption Tribunal Court sentenced Din Mohammad Ramin, a former employee on a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine for soliciting and receiving a kickback of approximately $5,000. Ramin was arrested on December 18, 2011, and sentenced on March 27, 2012. The action came as part of an on-going campaign against fraud and...

2012-04-19 02:30:16

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox is the recognized national leader in pain-medication monitoring owing to its commitment to support science, its long-public national ethical standards and its best-in-class compliance program developed in consultation with the Office of Inspector General (OIG). During the past months, a San Diego-based drug testing laboratory has made comments in press releases about the business practices of Ameritox and other major competitors. Though its...

2012-04-09 02:24:01

BETHESDA, Md., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DMI, a leading IT solutions and business strategy consulting firm, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to modernize and maintain the suite of enterprise applications used by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). This is DMI's fourth prime contract with HHS in the last 18 months. The contract encompasses a broad range of service areas to...

2012-04-04 06:23:50

'Watchdog' Agency Ensures Integrity in Government Programs, Services HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Inspector General Kenya Mann Faulkner today joined other state and federal officials to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of Pennsylvania's Office of Inspector General. "Pennsylvania taxpayers deserve to have a state government that operates honestly and with integrity," said Governor Corbett. "The Office of Inspector...

2012-01-17 11:30:00

Introduces 'most wanted' list of deadbeat parents WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents who are years behind on child support payments or who have fled to avoid paying up will have a tougher time hiding from their court-ordered obligations, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120117/NE36859 ) OIG launched a new Child Support Enforcement Web page...

2012-01-06 15:33:00

CMS Will Work to Make Hospitals Track Errors Better Internally But Information Will Be Kept From The Public WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that hospital employees are only reporting fourteen percent of all medical errors and usually don't change their practices to prevent future harm to patients. The study was based on an...

2011-12-21 22:35:00

The mesothelioma law firm of Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason applauds the recent unequivocal statement by Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr. of the United States Environmental Protection Agency that âœasbestos is a human carcinogen with no safe level of exposure.â (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Mesothelioma attorneys Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason represent clients every day who are suffering from asbestos cancer and diseases after being exposed to...

2011-12-05 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)' Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released the first of 11 short video and audio presentations on compliance topics to help health care providers follow government regulations. The newest step in OIG's award-winning Provider Compliance Training initiative, these free videos and audio podcasts -- averaging about four minutes each -- cover major health care fraud and abuse laws, the basics of...