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Audit and Regulatory News Roundup: A New Surge in Post-Pandemic Audits

August 02, 2021 Ronald Hirsch, MD | Knicole Emanuel Esq. | David Glaser, Esq. | Ellen Fink-Samnick | Matthew Albright | Mary Inman Esq. Season 11 Episode 464
Monitor Mondays
Audit and Regulatory News Roundup: A New Surge in Post-Pandemic Audits
Show Notes

Like the recent surge of coronavirus infections in many parts of the country, audits are springing up everywhere – with no end in sight. 

Commercial and government auditors are seizing on any and all perceived errors in medical claims, calling for reviews and other deleterious actions. It’s audit time in Audit Nation. 

Adding insult to injury is a new ruling handed down by the 5th Circuit Court allowing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to dismiss a whistleblower’s False Claims Act (FCA) suit. What does this decision mean for whistleblower cases? And, more generally, what does it mean for whistleblower outsiders who do their own independent analyses and investigations to launch an FCA case? Famed whistleblower Mary Inman, partner in the London office of Constantine Cannon, will return to the Monitor Mondays broadcast this week with an exclusive report on this developing story.

Other segments to be featured during the live broadcast include the following:

  • Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, will return to make his Monday Rounds with another installment of his popular segment. 
  • RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel, a partner at the law firm of Practus, will file the Monitor Mondays RAC Report.
  • Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser, shareholder in the law offices of Fredrikson & Bryon, will join the broadcast with his trademark segment, reporting on legal implications facing healthcare providers. 
  • Legislative Update: Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official Matthew Albright, now chief legislative affairs officer for Zelis, will report on the latest healthcare regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.
  • SDoH Report: Ellen Fink-Samnick, a nationally recognized expert on the social determinants of health (SDoH), will have the latest news on a trending topic that is attracting significant media attention. Ellen will also conduct the Monitor Mondays Listeners Survey.