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North Carolina Exclusion Screening Requirements

To understand the North Carolina Exclusion Screening Requirements, we must first touch upon Exclusions in general. Office of Inspector General (OIG) exclusions are one of the most powerful weapons available to the law enforcement in its efforts to fight healthcare fraud. Individuals and entities subject to an OIG exclusion are barred from participation in all… more>>

What is the Length of A Mandatory Exclusion?

What is the Length of a Mandatory Exclusion?(January 8th, 2021):  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for overseeing the financial and program integrity of more than 100 HHS programs, one of which is the Medicare program.  As you would imagine, the Medicare program is quite costly. … more>>

What is the Scope of a Mandatory Exclusion Brought Under Section 1128(a)(4) of the Social Security Act (Act)?

(December 22nd, 2020): The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) exercises both mandatory and permissive exclusion authority with respect to Federal health care programs.[1] In a recent New York case, the OIG was required by law to mandatorily exclude an individual for a minimum of five years due to… more>>

Exclusion Actions Under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(5)(B) — The Collateral Consequences of a State Medicaid Enrollment Termination Action

Exclusion Actions Under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(5)(B) (November 2020):  Since 1976, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been at the forefront of our nation’s efforts to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare, Medicaid and more than 100 other programs.  Collectively, the costs of the federal programs… more>>

A State Conviction for “Patient Neglect” Will Result in Mandatory Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Benefit Programs 

A State Conviction for “Patient Neglect” Will Result in Mandatory Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Benefit Programs (March 27, 2020):  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) may be required by law under Section 1128 of the Social Security Act to exclude individuals and entities from participating in Federal… more>>

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 case with a confirmed exclusion is fact-specific, there is no “rubber-stamp” approach to this problem. This article discusses and outlines possible paths that can be taken by entities after finding a confirmed exclusion. I. Review of… more>>

Massachusetts Medicaid Exclusion Screening Requirements

 Massachusetts Medicaid Exclusion Screening:Requirements and Best Practices for Compliance The Massachusetts Medicaid Exclusion requirements, under MassHealth, will not reimburse any item or service furnished directly or indirectly by individuals or entities that have been excluded from any State or Federal health care programs. This broad “Payment Prohibition” is enforced by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health… more>>

A Provider’s Guide to OIG Exclusions: Part 2

Federal Exclusion Regulations and Enforcement Authorities, and How Providers Can Avoid Risk with Proper Exclusion Screening OIG background check –Part 2Paul S. Weidenfeld, JDThis article was originally written by Paul Weidenfeld and published by GreenBranch Publishing.  This article is Part 2 from a 2-Part article originally published by GreenBranch Publishing on their website.Office Inspector General… more>>

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