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Regulatory Compliance Has No Speed Traps
Corporate Compliance Insights (2014)
  • Craig B. Garner
Abstract
Formed through legislation signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) is one federal agency that should never be underestimated by those in the health care industry. In its pursuit to protect the integrity of health care programs and the welfare of their beneficiaries, the OIG boasts the power to determine the fate of most health care providers through standards both objective (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(a) – Mandatory Exclusions) and subjective (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b) – Permissive Exclusions). While those unfortunate enough to find themselves on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) may at times disagree, the pellucidity with which the OIG enforces its statutory directive is in perfect alignment with the transparency through which the agency insists providers conduct their business.
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Publication Date
February 26, 2014
Citation Information
Craig B. Garner. "Regulatory Compliance Has No Speed Traps" Corporate Compliance Insights (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craiggarner/23/