A Quick Guide to OIG Compliance through Exclusion ...

May 8, 2018

OIG compliance procedures through regular LEIE checks can verify if you are employing individuals or contracting with entities who are listed on the OIG sanction list. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) maintains ...

The NPI Registry: Using NPI Lookup to Resolve ...

February 27, 2018

The vast majority of health care providers are required to have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) – a unique identifying number. The NPI registry – also known as the NPI doctor lookup or NPI CMS lookup – has bec...

PHS Goes Dark As A Result of the ...

January 31, 2018

Among the many responsibilities of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is the oversight and maintenance of the PHS Administrative Action Bulletin Board. This board shows all individuals who are the subject of administ...

Infographic: 2017 OIG Exclusions & Penalties

December 20, 2017

In 2017, the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) remained active in detecting Medicare and Medicaid provider violations, resulting in fines or settlements and exclusions from participation. There were over 3,100 ex...

OIG Semiannual Report to Congress Includes Largest Health ...

December 10, 2017

The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) had a busy and fruitful six months from April to September of 2017, according to the Fall 2017 OIG semiannual report to Congress. The Health and Human Services (HHS) watchdog...

OIG’s Top Challenge Remains Medicaid Fraud – Harsher ...

December 3, 2017

OIG Transparency In November, OIG released its 2017 report updating its top management challenges and strategic priorities. The first and second priorities continue to be Medicare and Medicaid program integrity. Though i...

Fun Ways to Celebrate Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week

November 3, 2017

Adhering to compliance standards is what protects all consumers of healthcare services and ultimately enables the delivery of the highest levels of healthcare across the country. Compliance week provides a great opportun...

Medicaid Program Integrity Identified by OIG as Top ...

November 1, 2017

In 2016, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) described its ten most pressing challenges across all HHS programs, including Medicaid. The challenges cover a range of issues including ...

Healthcare Businesses and Cybersecurity: Raising Awareness During National ...

October 23, 2017

As National Cyber Security Month draws to a close, it’s a good time to think about how everyone in a healthcare business has a part to play in keeping sensitive data protected and systems secure. Every employee must ta...

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