April 16, 2008
By Richard G. Korman*
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson issued An Open Letter to Health Care Providers yesterday announcing that the OIG has refined the requirements of the OIG Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol. The Self-Disclosure Protocol provides guidance to healthcare providers who voluntarily disclose Federal healthcare program compliance issues. According to the Open Letter, providers who disclose in good faith, fully cooperate with OIG, and provide requested information in a timely manner will generally not be required to enter into Corporate Integrity or Certification of Compliance Agreements with OIG.
For the full press release and open letter, click here.
*We would like to thank Richard G. Korman, Esquire (Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN) for writing this email alert.