The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General has developed and published voluntary compliance program guidance focused on several areas and aspects of the health care industry. Over the years, the OIG has developed specific compliance program guidance related to claims submissions for hospitals, hospices, individual and small group physician practices, nursing facilities, ambulance suppliers, third-party medical billing companies, and the list goes on. The OIG believes that the development and issuance of voluntary compliance program guidance will serve as a positive step toward assisting health care providers and others in the health care industry in preventing the submission of erroneous claims or engaging in unlawful conduct involving the federal health care programs, and knowledgeable health care attorneys agree.

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