OIG Offers Carrot For Self-Disclosure Protocol

Law360, New York (April 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On April 15, 2008, the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) released an Open Letter to Health Care Providers (Open Letter) addressing refinements and clarifications to the Office of Inspector General’s Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (Protocol).

As announced by the Open Letter, the OIG is adopting a presumption in favor of not requiring providers to enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) as part of the resolution of matters disclosed under the Protocol. This is a significant advantage to...
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