The federal government has a wide array of sanctions it can levy against individuals and organizations that run afoul of the laws and regulations governing Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs.
One of its most effective tools is the ability to exclude persons convicted of certain criminal or civil violations from further participation in federal healthcare programs. Protecting your organization from individuals and entities that are excluded is an integral part of the operations of any organization that does business with federal health care programs.
Ari J. Markenson and Kelly Skeat discuss these issues in a recent article in the September issue of the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Today magazine.
A copy of the article can be found here —> Protecting Your Organization From Exclusion Sanctions