OIG Updates the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities

The Health Group 

OIG maintains a list of all currently excluded individuals and entities called the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (“LEIE”). Anyone who hires an individual or entity on the LEIE may be subject to civil monetary penalties (“CMP”). To avoid CMP liability, health care entities should routinely check the list to ensure that new hires and current employees are not on it.  The list should also be reviewed to ensure that vendors are not included on the list.  We recommend all healthcare providers review employees and vendors against the list at the beginning of the year.  The list is available here