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Reports published by the Department of Health & Human Services OIG have proven very useful for gaining insight into the NIH, CDC and other HHS organisations creating incentives for circumcision programs and "research", so appropriately qualified visitors and contributors to this site might appreciate the opportunity to gain experience working with this department.
The Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch handles civil fraud and abuse cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs; works with the Department of Justice in the global resolution of civil False Claims Act cases; initiates administrative cases; and defends the decision to exclude providers from participating in Federal health care programs. The Industry Guidance Branch issues advisory opinions to the public and the health care industry on whether an activity constitutes grounds for sanction under the Anti-Kickback Statute, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, or other authorities, and provides legal advice to HHS and the Department of Justice on the Anti-Kickback Statute. The Advice Branch provides legal advice on issues such as the scope and exercise of OIG’s authorities and responsibilities; investigative techniques, procedures, and conduct; audits and inspections; and the impact of legislative proposals.
* Applicants must be in their second or third-year of law school (or equivalent for evening/ part-time programs) or in an LLM program, with an expected graduation year of 2014.
* Applicants must qualify either for course credit, work as part of a law school’s externship program, participate in a school-sponsored public interest program, or participate in a program where applicants receive a stipend for public interest work. Applicants will need to coordinate with their school or other applicable institution to meet this requirement.