HHS OIG Work Plan Update

HHS OIG Work Plan Update

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) publishes a work plan that, “is dynamic and adjustments are made throughout the year to meet priorities and to anticipate and respond to emerging issues with the resources...
Auditing Prescribing Practices in Opiate Enforcement Cases

Auditing Prescribing Practices in Opiate Enforcement Cases

ALN Nurse Consultants have experience in providing audit support in investigations related to allegations such as reckless prescribing of narcotics and wrongful death related to overdose from prescribed controlled substances. ALN is on the leading edge of the opiate...
F686 Skin Integrity: The “New F314”

F686 Skin Integrity: The “New F314”

In November 2017 CMS implemented new guidance to surveyors for long-term care facilities. Facilities are expected to review and integrate these new standards into care. The interpretive guidelines refer to the categories of care as “Ftags. ” The interpretive...
Recap of the 4th Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference

Recap of the 4th Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference

The team at ALN Consulting makes it a priority to ensure we have access to cutting-edge information related to the latest changes in legislation and compliance strategies in healthcare. This year, we attended the Health Care Compliance Association’s 4th Annual...
The New Care Planning Ftags: F655/F656/F657

The New Care Planning Ftags: F655/F656/F657

Effective last November, CMS implemented new guidance to surveyors for long-term care facilities. The interpretive guidelines refer to the categories as “Ftags.[1]” The administration and clinical staff of nursing homes, as well as surveyors, defense and insurance...