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WHAT EVERY HEALTHCARE EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE OIG EXCLUSION LIST

August 9, 2021

The Basics - Failure to Monitor Federal Exclusion Lists Can Hit Your Bottom Line Health care providers which serve Medicare and Medicaid enrollees have a duty to know if their employees, contractors or potential hir...

Utah MFCU Performance Overview

July 26, 2021

Background The function of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs/Units) is to investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud and patient abuse/neglect. The Social Security Act requires each state to operate a MFCU. M...

CORPORATE INTEGRITY AGREEMENTS – AN OFFRAMP ON THE ROAD TO EXCLUSION

July 5, 2021

When a health care entity is faced with permissive exclusion from participation in federal health care programs, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has the discretion to offer a Corporate Int...

Appealing an OIG Exclusion

June 21, 2021

Every year, hundreds of health care providers and entities receive notification from the HHS OIG that they are being considered for exclusion from participation in federal programs. To date in 2021, 684 individuals and e...

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 ...

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...

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, ...

Positive Numbers: Highlights of the 2016 Spring Report from the HHS OIG

July 12, 2016

  Positive Numbers: Highlights of the 2016 Spring Report from the HHS OIG One thing evident in the recently released Spring Report for 2016 from The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector G...

FDNY Medicare Fraud

May 10, 2016

  The Frightening Reaches of Healthcare Fraud The U.S. public healthcare system loses approximately $60 billion annually to medical fraud. This disconcerting figure, which could have gone to better use and could h...

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