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Mark Barnes Discusses Final Rule on Fines for Grant Fraud in Report on Research Compliance

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In a Report on Research Compliance article, health care partner Mark Barnes examined the final civil monetary penalty rule for grant fraud and related violations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Mark notes there is a marginally higher risk of enforcement of the penalties, but the vast majority of major research universities and academic medical centers already have robust compliance programs that try to detect and prevent grant problems, and that when problems occur, are well versed in repayment obligations. “The truly higher risk is to the universities and hospitals that still lack such robust compliance infrastructure,” said Mark.

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