Office of Inspector General (OIG): List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE)July 21, 2014
Monica A. Motta, CPA
The OIG is required by law to exclude individuals and entities convicted of certain criminal offenses from participation in all federal healthcare programs.
Anyone who hires an individual or entity on the LEIE may be subject to civil monetary penalties (CMP) or disallowances of claims that are associated with those individuals or entities.
To avoid CMP liability and denial of claims, healthcare entities need to routinely check the LEIE to ensure that new hires and current employees and vendors are not on the excluded list.
The Office of Inspector General has updated its LEIE for June 2014, which can be found by clicking here.