Is it necessary to Check both the OIG LEIE AND the NPDB?

To answer this question, it is important to understand how the two federal databases relate to each other and how…

January 25, 2021

Referrals from Excluded Providers

Hospitals and other health care providers typically rely on referrals from community providers as a major source of patients and…

January 18, 2021

Differences Between the OIG’s LEIE and GSA’s SAM Exclusion Lists

EXCLUSION LISTS DEMYSTIFIED Federal and state exclusion lists abound. There are two primary federal lists, which are addressed in this…

January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Health Care Changes that May Survive the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of the health care industry on multiple fronts. These range from the multiple…

January 4, 2021

Understanding Waivers & the Duration of OIG Exclusions

Exclusion Background As noted in past blog posts, HHS OIG Exclusions are comprehensive and significant. Exclusion from participation in federal…

December 28, 2020

Survey and Accreditation Activities in the Age of COVID-19

As the first vaccines are delivered across the US, we can begin to look forward to a post-pandemic future and…

December 21, 2020

Pandemic-Related Waivers by CMS and the Continued Importance of monitoring OIG Exclusion Lists

COVID 19 has resulted in a flurry of waivers by federal and state regulatory agencies related to the provision of…

December 14, 2020

Nursing Board License Actions – OIG & Medi-Cal Exclusions

Nurses and other health care providers must meet certain ethical standards in order to maintain their licenses. For example, in…

December 7, 2020

Exclusion Screening & the Affordable Care Act

If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed – the potential effect on program integrity protections remains unclear. Over the…

November 30, 2020

Streamline Verify helps launch largest Single COVID-19 Plasma Drive on record

Streamline Verify considers itself fortunate to be running without incident throughout the COVID-19 pandemic due to the nature of its…

August 18, 2020