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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 ...

How does OIG Exclusion Work? Your Questions Answered

November 4, 2016

Solution Concept Human Resource on Blackboard The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) maintains a list of those individuals and identities who are prohibited by federal law from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, ...

Exclusion Screening VS. Fragmented Databases

May 30, 2016

Is Exclusion Screening even possible? The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recently released the results of a study conducted in order to gauge the reliability, uniformity, and exhaustibility of exclusion databa...

Ohio Medicaid Provider Exclusion and Suspension List

February 18, 2016

Ohio Medicaid Provider Exclusion and Suspension List The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) was founded in July 2013. It is the premier Executive-level Medicaid agency of the state of Ohio. Led by Director John B. McCart...

2015: OIG Compliance Year in Review

January 6, 2016

How did healthcare compliance fare in 2015? Overall, it was quite a busy year for the OIG and various organizations, with noteworthy settlements and enforcement activities beginning as early as January. The OIG excluded ...

Driving Healthcare Costs Down, By Bringing OIG Compliance Up

January 4, 2016

  Why does medical care cost so much, anyway? Dumb question.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that healthcare costs.  Treatments cost, prescriptions cost, equipment costs.  Everybody knows th...

Employee Screening: Endless, thankless…hopeless?

July 27, 2015

Streamline Verify recently posted a guest blog on E-Visit on the topic of pre-screening employees, and we ran into a simple but major question while compiling the post. Which employee screenings SHOULD be on every fac...

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