Is your business in the health care industry? Do you participate in any Federal health care programs? Are you aware of the screening requirements under the OIG/GSA?
On May 8, 2013, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs. These guidelines recommend that health care providers screen their employees and contractors monthly to confirm that they are not on the OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (EXCLUSION LIST), or avoid penalties and loss of funding.
OPENonline’s Federal OIG/GSA Search identifies any individuals or entities that have committed fraud against Medicare, Medicaid, or any other Federally funded health care program. This product has the ability to run large groups of employees at one time and provide one concise, detailed, easy-to-read report at minimal cost. If an organization employs an individual on one of the sanctioned lists, they may be forced to pay back all Federal funds received via these programs dating back to the date the individual was employed.
OPENonline recently assisted a large long-term care facility implement a program to help them comply with their OIG/GSA requirements, as well as save them time and money. If you would like help, please visit us here for more information.
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