OIG's Changes Improve Self-Disclosure Protocol

Law360, New York (May 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Recently announced (April 15, 2008) changes to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP) provide health care providers and their executive and board leadership with important new options for resolving particular corporate compliance issues, including Stark violations, on favorable monetary terms and without the burden of an integrity agreement.

These new changes were designed by OIG to facilitate cooperative self-disclosure involving conduct under the Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs.

Corporate compliance officers,...
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