Paul Weidenfeld

A Provider’s Guide to the Pennsylvania Precluded Provider List

The Pennsylvania Precluded Provider List, commonly referred to as “Medicheck,” identifies individuals and entities who have been excluded from participating…

A Provider’s Guide to OIG Exclusions

A Provider’s Guide to OIG Exclusions: Federal Exclusion Regulations and Enforcement Authorities, and How Providers Can Avoid Risk with Proper Exclusion…

What is an OIG Exclusion?

OIG Exclusions are powerful enforcement sanctions that bar an individual or entity from any participation in Federal and State health…

Why Should We Screen Against the Social Security Administration Death Master File?

At Exclusion Screening, we often receive questions about the scope and frequency of an organization’s screening duties and responsibilities. One…

Resolving Exclusion Violations through the OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol

I. Introduction The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has the authority to exclude providers from participating in federal health care…

Which Federal & State Exclusion Lists Should Be Screened?

The complex web of regulation encompassing government health care dollars is a lot to take on. With 41 state exclusion…

I Have a Confirmed Exclusion What are my Options

After finding a confirmed exclusion among your employees, vendors, contractors, or volunteers there are several options you can take. Each…

Pennsylvania Doctor Excluded in Connection with Quality of Care

Over the past year, both State and Federal law enforcement investigators and prosecutors have gone to considerable lengths to publicize…

OIG Semiannual Report to Congress: Fall 2018-Spring 2019

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently published its Semi-Annual Report to Congress covering from October 1, 2018 to March…

Alabama Exclusion Screening Requirements

(May 2, 2019) The Alabama Medicaid Program imposes significant exclusion screening requirements on its providers.  Many are unaware of the extent…