Life Science Compliance Update

April

2017

Project Exclusion: The OIG’s Latest Attempt to Make Its Exclusion Authority Real

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Robert N. Wilkey, Esq., Staff Writer for Life Science Compliance Update

On January 11, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued a new robust set of policy and rule-making guidelines, significantly clarifying and reaffirming regulatory efforts to place both individuals and corporations that engage in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid programs on the Agency’s exclusionary list. Although such regulatory enhancements strengthen the Agency’s overall approach to combating fraudulent activity, it also seeks to impart a level of “objective fairness” in such process.


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