OIG Issues Completely Revised Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

April 24, 2013 | Risk Management News

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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.

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