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

OIG Exclusion List, OIG, Medicaid, mfcu

MFCU Reporting Accuracy: Then and Now

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is not the only source for exclusions. Did you know that the state Medicaid agency and/or State Attorney General, if applicable, in each state must report its actions to the Federal OIG promptly after the agency takes a final action? (Social Security Act 1902(a)(41) and 42 CFR 1002.3(b)(3). In this article, we'll take a look at how well reporting has taken place given the latest OIG research data, and compare Q1 2017 results from our latest CHIRP report.

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OIG Exclusion List, OIG, OIG Exclusion

The OIG Exclusion List Reinstatement Process

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Did you know that according to the OIG, when your exclusion is “over” not everyone is automatically “cleared” at the end of the exclusion period? Instead, the provider must apply through the OIG for reinstatement. Many times, this assumption can really hurt providers when they come to realize that they are still on the OIG exclusion list years later.

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OIG Exclusion List, Fraud and Abuse, mfcu, OIG Exclusion

The Path of an OIG Exclusion

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Maybe the Wizard of Oz had good advice: follow the yellow brick road. It may have curves and present different paths, and you may meet some interesting people along the way, but in the end, it can take you to the big castle. In this case, the castle is the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - the ultimate enforcer for healthcare fraud. The OIG has enforcement powers with the wave of its wand. Those powers include the statutory authority to impose civil fines and penalties (CMP) and exclusions against individuals and/or entities that stray from the yellow brick road.

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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, Healthcare Compliance, OIG

The ABC's of OIG Exclusion Monitoring

Posted by Mike Rosen on Fri, Jun 02, 2017

* Updated from original post on 12/17/2015

Healthcare compliance is complicated and full of regulations, guidelines, and oversight. Since federal tax dollars are used to reimburse health care providers for services, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as the Department of Justice (DOJ) have oversight on how those dollars are spent. The purpose of this blog post is to give a basic understanding of exclusions, industry best practices, and a brief description of the federal exclusion databases.

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