Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Updated LEIE Database Now Available

Dianne De La Mare

The HHS, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its updated List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) database file, which reflects all OIG exclusions and reinstatement actions through June 2015 and replaces the LEIE database file available for download last month. Individuals and entities that have been reinstated to the federal health care programs are not included. Healthcare providers are responsible for checking to ensure that excluded individuals are not working in their facilities, or they face significant fines. Instructional videos about how to use the online database and the downloadable files are available. Given the penalties and recent government warnings, long term care providers should check the LEIE on a regular basis.

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