OIG Issues Completely Revised Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol
April 26, 2013 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
On April 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a complete revision of its self-disclosure protocol (SDP) for providers who wish to voluntarily disclose self-discovered evidence of potential fraud to OIG. The new protocol replaces and supersedes the 1998 Federal**Register notice and the agency’s open letters to providers issued in 2006, 2008, and 2009. OIG states that self-disclosure gives providers the opportunity to avoid costs and disruptions associated with a government investigation and civil or administrative litigation. The revised protocol is intended to streamline the process and reduce the time from submission to acceptance.