TITLE

Inspector General Sets its Sights on Quality of Care

AUTHOR(S)
Taylor, Mark
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2007, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the plan of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to broaden its oversight of medical care according to HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) chief counsel Lewis Morris. Morris said that his agency is expanding scrutiny of quality of care issues to include hospitals and long-term care organizations. As such, hospitals and long-term care providers are advised to focus more on quality issues and involve hospital boards to avoid liability. The OIG will pursue exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid.
ACCESSION #
26324919

 

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