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Office of Inspector General – List of Excluded Individuals/Entities: May 2019

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OIG has the authority to exclude individuals and entities from Federally funded health care programs for a variety of reasons, including a conviction for Medicare or Medicaid fraud. Those that are excluded can receive no payment from Federal healthcare programs for any items or services they furnish, order, or prescribe. This includes those that provide health benefits funded directly or …

Nursing Facility Faces Wrongful Death Claim Despite Arbitration Agreement

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A young woman signed an arbitration agreement on behalf of her uncle during the admissions process to the nursing facility. However, her uncle still possessed intact mental function and alertness at the time of admission. Though the young woman had been granted both durable power of attorney for finance and healthcare power of attorney on behalf of her uncle, the …

Updated OIG Exclusion Database is Now Available

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The LEIE Downloadable Databases are available HERE. You may open the file in a database program such as Microsoft Access, a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, or whichever software program you normally use.