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Improved LEIE Data Access Noted as an OIG Compliance Priority

August 23, 2021

As the keynote speaker at the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute on April 21, 2021 the HHS OIG Deputy Inspector Christi Grimm reviewed the OIG’s top 10 compliance priorities for 2021 and bey...

UPDATED: The New Relevance of the Death Master File

June 14, 2021

The first COVID-related federal stimulus payments were sent in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately, payments were sent to millions of taxpayers who were deceased at the time of payment. Not only did this draw attention ...

BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Publishes List of Sanctioned Providers for the First Time

April 19, 2021

In the spring of 2021, the Oregon Health Authority which is largely responsible for Oregon Medicaid programs added two provider names to the state list of sanctioned providers for the first time. While plans for a popula...

The History of the OIG

March 22, 2021

HHS OIG: A BRIEF HISTORY A U.S. federal Inspector General (IG) is the head of an independent, non-partisan organization established within each executive branch agency. It is assigned to audit and investigate the agen...

FDA’s Warning Letter Database now screens for COVID-19 Violations 

May 11, 2020

A public facing FDA Warning Letter Database exists regarding manufacturers that commit violations of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Recently, this database began flagging organizations for COVID-19 ...

New Hampshire and Delaware Exclusion State Databases Now Added to Streamline Verify’s Portfolio

May 22, 2019

Healthcare organizations are now able to screen against the state exclusion databases of both New Hampshire and Delaware. They are the latest addition to Streamline Verify’s database portfolio. This brings the total to...

OIG Updated Its Exclusion List Twice In One Month

August 24, 2018

This month a second update was made on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE). The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) confirmed this point. Note that w...

Points to Ponder on OIG’s Largest Medicare Fraud Takedown in History

July 19, 2018

Incarcerating almost 200 medical professionals in June 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) launches its largest healthcare fraud takedown in history so far. This concerted effort by the federal government and all...

CMS’ Preclusion List Policy Explained

July 5, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)’ Preclusion List went live Jan. 1, 2019. the Preclusion List is defined as: “A list of providers and prescribers who are precluded from receiving payment for Med...

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