How to Avoid Six Figure Settlements.
In April 2019, a Maine Mental Health Services company entered into a $17,750.12 settlement agreement with OIG that resolved allegations that they employed an individual who was excluded from participating in MaineCare, Maine's Medicaid program.
We’re not that surprised. Healthicity’s recent compliance survey found that 13% of those surveyed don’t perform exclusion checks at all. Shocking, right? If you’re like many of us, you probably read settlement stories regarding the OIG where organizations employed an excluded individual or entity. They're never pretty.
Did you perform exclusion checks on employees or entities who have worked for your organization? You should! It’s an easy win when it comes to compliance.
Download our free eBrief, Exclusion Monitoring: A Simple Compliance Win, to learn why exclusion checks are the simplest thing you can do to protect your organization from the OIG’s wrath and learn the:
- Devastating Financial Impact of Hiring an Excluded Individual
- Ins and Outs of Exclusions (They're Further Reaching Than You Think)
- Why the Exclusions List Means No Excuses