A recent article in McKnight's outlines additional enforcement measures beyond standard audits conducted by Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to educate providers.
According to the article, the agency will begin focusing more on enforcement using harsher investigative tools, which may include subpoenas, legal action, corrective plan implementation, forced payback, and even statutory penalties.
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