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Did you notice these changes to OIG’s searchable database?

December 6, 2019

Having an individual’s Social Security Number (SSN) or the entity’s Employee Identification Number (EIN) can assist in your exclusion screening efforts. A common method to resolve potential matches found on the LEIE,...

Minnesota Statute Mandates Monthly State Exclusion List Checks

August 1, 2019

Healthcare providers are now required by law to screen the Minnesota Healthcare Programs (MHCP) Exclusion List on a monthly basis. The State legislature amended certain subdivisions of the Minnesota Statutes which went i...

OIG Semiannual Report to Congress Includes Largest Health Care Fraud Case in History

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...

Medicaid Program Integrity Identified by OIG as Top Challenge

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 ...

NJ Provider Agrees to 20 Year OIG Exclusion On-Top of 5.25 Million Dollar Settlement

November 22, 2016

Auction Or Trial Concept With Auctioneers Or Judges Gavel And Scattered Money Heap On Wooden Table, Close Up, This week there was a stunning announcement made by the OIG regarding a New Jersey OB/GYN doctor that a...

Arizona Medicaid Exclusion

September 14, 2016

Arizona Exclusion The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Office of Inspector General takes on the task of safeguarding the state’s Medicaid Program which amounts to $9 billion. Its mission is “to up...

A Much Easier Way to Screen Health Providers in Florida

August 10, 2016

It should come as no surprise that a Health Compliance and Ethics officer is one of the more stressful positions in the modern day business world. The job comes with a tremendous responsibility and a negligent move on th...

Self Disclosure – The Kroger Story

August 8, 2016

  Kroger Asked to Shell Out $21,523,047 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law In December last year, retail food chain Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, agreed to pay a whopping $21,523...

Why Do Some Nurses Commit Fraud?

June 28, 2016

Nurse Fraud   Nurses have become heavily involved in a spate of health-care related fraud news in recent years. One of the most controversial reports of fraud from the Department of Justice was in 2011, which inv...

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