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Your source for healthcare compliance news, advice from industry experts, and all things related to OIG exclusions.

OIG, Fraud and Abuse, Compliance Plan, exclusion monitoring

OIG Continues Focus on Skilled Nursing Facilities

Posted by Donna Thiel on Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Like most compliance officers, I receive compliance updates in my inbox every day from various vendors, compliance organizations, and of course the Office of Inspector General and Department of Justice. I always make sure to read all of the recent government settlements but maybe because of my background and love for the post-acute sector, I continue to notice how frequently the OIG and DOJ focus on the post-acute sector, and often more specifically on skilled nursing facilities.

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OIG, Medicaid, exclusion monitoring

States with the Most Excluded Parties

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Which states have the most exclusions? Glad you asked! First off, did you know that there are 40 states that have a state Medicaid exclusion list in addition to the two federal exclusion datasources (OIG-LEIE and SAM.gov)? Did you also know that a state Attorney General’s Office and/or Medicaid Agency can impose an exclusion on a person or entity in addition to the OIG? In today’s compliance environment, it’s important to have a comprehensive monitoring program that is placing just as much emphasis at the state level to achieve 100% compliance.

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OIG, exclusion monitoring, OIG Exclusion

The Complexities of Exclusion Monitoring

Posted by Donna Thiel on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Do you remember when you were the new compliance officer in your organization? Maybe you were reviewing all of the compliance processes and trying to determine what was working well and where things might need a little improvement? At some point, if you’re like me, you began to review the exclusion monitoring process and quickly realized you need some help.

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OIG Exclusion List, exclusion monitoring, OIG Exclusion

Quick Guide to Exclusion Searches : LEIE

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Exclusion is a word we hear often in our line of work, but it can become pretty convoluted with multiple interpretations, definitions, and technicalities that could make your head spin. Many times, compliance professionals don't recognize where to search, what to look for, or how often they should be monitoring for exclusions. For starters, let’s take a look at how to perform a quick exclusion search via the OIG LEIE. It is the most reliable source for searching for possible excluded indiviudals or entities.

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OIG Exclusion List, OIG, healthcare, compliance, exclusion monitoring, OIG Exclusion

Has Your Company Been Naughty or Nice? Check Your Exclusion List Twice!

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

On the 12 Day of Healthcare . . .

Earlier this month your peers joined us for a popular workshop, "12 Days of Effective Compliance" covering key tactics to bring into the new year. We partnered with our newest hire, Chief Compliance Officer Donna Thiel, to come up with a simple, digestible end-of-the-year checklist for your compliance program. There was such a great response to the information, we decided to put together a quick summary for you to skim (and hopefully apply!). 

Hopefully it brings you good tidings of great joy!

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