In-Depth Articles

OIG Provides Guidance on Disclosures for Conduct Involving Excluded Persons in the Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol

I. Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol: New Guidance Sheds Light on Disclosure On April 17, 2013, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued an updated Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol that many viewed as an attempt to make the process somewhat more “user friendly.”[1] Regardless of whether that was the aim – or if it was achieved to some extent – […]

OIG Proposes Amending Rules to Increase its Civil Monetary Penalty and Exclusion Authority

In May 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published two proposed rules to implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new rules add and expand upon OIG’s current exclusion and Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) authority. I.  Revisions to OIG’s Exclusion Authority  The new […]

What is an OIG Exclusion?

By Paul Weidenfeld I.  What is an OIG Exclusion? An OIG Exclusion is a final administrative action by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)  that  prohibits participation in any Federal Health Care Program.  Exclusions are imposed because the individual or entity is found to pose unacceptable risks to patient safety and/or program fraud.  As a result, Federal health […]

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