Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) accesses nationwide records contained in The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General Sanction database.

Individuals on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) are barred from participating in federal health care plans. Hiring these individuals may result in civil monetary penalties (CMP) as well as loss of reimbursement for services provided by the excluded individual. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Maintain patient safety standards
  • Quickly identify OIG excluded individuals
  • Mitigate federal reimbursement ineligibility risk

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Employers are subject to CMP liability whether an excluded individual is a new hire or an existing employee.

Although most individuals found excluded on the OIG search are licensed medical professionals, even administrative and management positions can be subject to similar restriction and can cause the same repercussions on an organization.

Diligent employers will include the OIG search as part of their pre-employment background check and leverage it for ongoing employment background screening through Choice ReScreen. This search is appropriate for all healthcare organizations, including positions throughout the organization that could have an impact on billing and reimbursement in addition to patient safety.

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  • icon-Nationwide-accessNationwide access

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  • icon-Relevant-datesRelevant dates

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Uncovering exclusions and sanctions before hire is essential. Keeping up to date, is just as important. Want to learn how Choice can help?

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