Tag Archives: OIG

Fire Law VLOG Special Edition – EMS Billing

In this special edition of Fire Law VLOG, Brad and Curt discuss with Attorney Kevin Fairlie the challenges of fire departments and EMS agencies when it comes to EMS billing. Many fire and EMS organizations are being audited and investigated for Medicare fraud. There are solutions as Brad and Kevin suggest.

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Fire Law Roundup – May 2, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling in Connecticut on the ability of firefighters to file suit on a grievance without union support; the suspension of a So. Dakota firefighter who when to Ukraine to assist in rescue efforts; a Memphis battalion chief who was ordered reinstated with backpay; an OIG report on HR issues in the Chicago Fire Department; and the settlement of a discrimination suit in New Jersey.

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Progress Reported by Chicago Fire on Addressing EEO Concerns

The City of Chicago’s OIG has completed a follow-up report on its 2021 audit of the Chicago Fire Department’s discrimination and sexual harassment policies. The OIG concluded that while the policies themselves met the requirements of the law, they were insufficient to fully protect members who are vulnerable to discrimination and/or sexual harassment.

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