Issues With New SAM.gov Website

  On May 24th, 2021, the new SAM.gov website was officially published. These major changes came about when beta.SAM.gov merged with SAM.gov to create a single website.[1] The initial goal of these changes was to further the capability and functionality of the website while improving the user experience. However, despite the project’s intent to improve… more>>

What is the NPDB?

1. What is the NPDBThe National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was created as part of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA). This legislation was intended, in part, to establish a database of medical malpractice payments, State licensure board actions, negative peer reviews / clinical privilege determinations, and certain other adverse actions taken… more>>

New Evidence Shows the Efficiency and Benefits of Using an Internal Compliance Hotline System

New Evidence Shows the Efficiency and Benefits of Using an Internal Whistleblower Hotline System(April 4, 2019):  In December of 2018 a study was conducted by Kyle Wench (George Washington University) and Stephen Stubben (University of Utah) to examine the use and extent of internal whistleblower hotline systems within publicly traded organizations. This study was the… more>>

February Recap of OIG Enforcement Actions: Notable Decisions 

(March 1, 2019) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), has continued its goal of enforcing its guidelines and rules upon medical providers participating in their programs. The OIG has kept pursuing its goal of protecting the integrity of its federal health care programs and their respective patients.  Several… more>>