In-Depth Articles

Why Should I Screen Against Every State Exclusion List?

man overwhelmed by paper - state exclusion list

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Advisory Bulletin in May 2013, which states that providers can “avoid potential Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) liability” simply by checking the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) to “determine the exclusion status of current employees and contractors.” This past fall, September – November 2014, OIG… more>>

Gary Cantrell Testimony: Failures to Report Adverse Licensing Actions Leads to Gaps in the OIG-LEIE

HHS/OIG Deputy Inspector General Gary Cantrell testified earlier this year that States are failing to report all of the adverse actions taken by their Licensing Boards. He suggested that the “manner and time of the [reported] notices” are unreliable. Cantrell attributed these concerns to the “voluntary” nature of State reporting obligations.[1] I.  The Impact on Exclusion… more>>

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 –… more>>

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