Avoid Civil Monetary Penalties.
On March 21st, 2018, Pharmex Pharmacy, LLC, and Israel Weber (collectively, "Pharmex"), Lakewood, New Jersey, entered into a $314,205.76 settlement agreement with the OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Pharmex employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs. OIG's investigation revealed that the excluded pharmacist provided items or services to Pharmex patients that were billed to Federal health care programs.
To avoid a Civil Monetary Penalty, your organization needs to routinely check for excluded individuals to ensure that new hires and current employees are not on the excluded list. Otherwise, you could end up like Pharmex.
Download this free eBrief, Don't Worry, Sanction Checking Doesn't Have to Be a Nightmare, to get the full scoop on exclusion checks, including:
- Case Study Examples of What Not to Do
- Tips to Lessen the Burden of Sanction Checking
- Details on Why Sanction Checking is Necessary