ONC continues to leverage new media to get the word out:
New posts have been added to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC) Health IT Buzz Blog! The most recent posts focus on the exciting work being accomplished by the Regional Extension Centers (RECs) and the Beacon Community Program.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has also been busy of late:
Patient Recruiter Sentenced to 77 Months in Prison in Connection with $9 Million Medicare Fraud Scam in Detroit: Yesterday the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced that Miami resident Reynel Betancourt, 51, was sentenced to 77 months in prison for his participation in a $9 million Medicare fraud scheme. http://go.usa.gov/Def
Advisory Opinion 11-07 concerns the expansion of a vaccine reminder program to include entities that insure and treat patients covered by a fee-for-service Federal health care program. http://go.usa.gov/Dev
Audit of Medicare Part A Administrative Costs for the Period November 5, 2007, Through September 30, 2008 at Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (A-05-09-000101) http://go.usa.gov/DeL
Administrative costs reported by Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS) on its FY 2008 Final Administrative Cost Proposal were generally reasonable, allowable, and allocable and in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and other applicable criteria. However, WPS reported unallowable costs totaling $945,000 because it overstated costs for indirect costs ($871,000), outside professional services ($39,000), travel ($26,000), miscellaneous ($7,000), and other ($2,000).