I come bearing good news. And not so good news.
The good news is about the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). They are awesome. Nearly every day the OIG reports on enforcement actions —who got caught for alleged wrongdoing. But the OIG also goes out of its way to tell you what issues they’re looking at. It’s their Work Plan. They’re upfront. And they are thorough.
But here’s the bad news: If you’re being investigated and they ask if you saw the Work Plan and you say, “yes,” that signals you knew better. If you say, “no,” they’ll likely say you acted recklessly.
It’s a Catch 22. You need to know what’s on their mind. And now you will, thanks to the upcoming OIG Work Plan Update webcast by healthcare attorney David Glaser, coming your way Thursday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
I know David Glaser. He’s outstanding. And he’s very empathetic, a term we’re hearing frequently. David has carefully reviewed the latest issues in the OIG Work Plan. He knows what’s in and what’s out. He also knows what is likely to keep you up at night. And better still: David knows how you should avoid those issues that could snare you and your facility.
So, take my advice. Register now for what will most likely be the most important self-preservation webcast you’ll experience this year.