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Antibody Everybody’s Initiative Helps Contribute to Medical Research

March 10, 2021

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The Often-Unknown Impact of OIG Exclusions

March 8, 2021

Search the internet on OIG enforcement and you will eventually find articles about nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other licensed medical personnel and their travails related to OIG exclusion. A common theme running ...

SAM.gov Continues to Evolve

March 1, 2021

Since 2017, the General Services Agency’s (GSA) Integrated Award Environment program office has been working to consolidate all related procurement tools into a single modernized online environment. The GSA manages fed...

2021 Audit Alert: Background Checks for Nursing Home Employees

February 22, 2021

In January of 2021 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be auditing compliance with the National Background Check Program for Long-Term Care Providers. The National Background Check ...

What Providers Need to Know About Checking OIG Checks of the Exclusion List

February 15, 2021

U.S. healthcare providers who participate in federal or state healthcare programs such as Medicare or Medicaid must be vigilant in their hiring practices. Hiring or retaining excluded individuals or entities can subject ...

CMS Preclusion vs OIG Exclusion

February 8, 2021

On January 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a new tool for Medicare plans – the CMS Preclusion List.  A previous article posted in 2018 provides an excellent overview of t...

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

January 25, 2021

To answer this question, it is important to understand how the two federal databases relate to each other and how they differ. Common Purpose Both databases were created to promote quality health care for the publi...

Referrals from Excluded Providers

January 18, 2021

Hospitals and other health care providers typically rely on referrals from community providers as a major source of patients and revenue. The federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws strictly regulate provider and facility a...

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

January 11, 2021

EXCLUSION LISTS DEMYSTIFIED Federal and state exclusion lists abound. There are two primary federal lists, which are addressed in this article, but to there are many other lists that should be considered when screenin...

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