Screening of Employees for Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs

Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was created to identify and eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. OIG has the authority to exclude persons that have engaged in fraud or abuse from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and other Federal Health Care Programs. 

Health care entities who participate in Federal Health Care Programs should routinely screen to ensure that new hires and current employees are not on the excluded list.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society's Quick Consult fact sheet answers frequently asked questions and provides guidance for physician practices on provider screening of employees and contractors for exclusion from participation in Federal Health Care programs. Get answers to questions such as:

  • What is an exclusion from participation?
  • How do I develop screening procedures for my practice?

Also included is a worksheet — with columns for employee, vendor, or contractor name as well as screening date — that you can use to document screening for exclusion.

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