OIG/GSA

Turnaround Time: 4 - 6 hours

The OIG/GSA Sanctions Report is comprised of the following components: OIG (Office of Inspector General) and GSA (General Services Administration). The OIG/GSA search utilizes the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Office of Inspector General’s database for individuals and businesses excluded or sanctioned from participating in Medicare, Medicaid or other federally funded programs.

The report will return the Excluded Individual’s name, date of birth, medical specialty and when and why they were sanctioned. Bases for exclusion include: convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all employment law matters.

Did you know

As an employer in any healthcare related field, you are required to ensure the individuals working for you are not excluded from participating in any federally funded program, including Medicare and Medicaid. Regularly screening your employees against the OIG (Office of Inspector General) and GSA (General Services Administration) databases will help you confirm that those working for you and with your patients are able to provide those services in the eyes of the federal government.

Recommended for

The OIG/GSA search is vital for healthcare industries participating in Medicare, Medicaid or other federally funded programs. If an organization employs an individual on these sanctioned lists they may be forced to pay back all federal funds received via these programs going back to the date the person was employed.

Sources

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Turnaround Time

4 - 6 hours

Information Required

  • Applicant Information – Name and Date of Birth
  • Applicant AKA – Additional names that an applicant’s record might be filed under (maiden names, nicknames, etc.)

Results Guidelines

Possible types of sanctions reported as a result of a FACIS® search include exclusions, termination of license, suspension, revocation, probation and debarments. Information reported by FACIS® is public, published information only. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: No reportable information found
Review: One or more sanctions identified for the subject.
Missing Information: Information required to complete the report is missing from the order. Info Cubic can reach out to you for assistance, or to the candidate directly using our Applicant Connect product. Call us at 1-888-925-0922 for more information.

Sample Report

OIG & GSA Excluded Parties Search for Jane Doe COMPLETE - Review
First Name: JANE
Middle Name: E
Last Name: DOE
DOB: 0515/XXXX
SSN:

123-45-XXXX

General: PODIATRY PRACTICE
Specialty: PODIATRY
Address: 123 E MAIN STREET EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
Exclusion. Type: 1128(b)(14)- DEFAULT ON HEALTH EDUCATION LOAN OR SCHOLARSHIP OBLIGATION
Exclusion Date: 11/21/1999
Termination Date: Indefinite
   
Additional Comments: Excluded by the Department of Health and Human Services from participation in all Federal health care programs pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7 or other sections of the Social Security Act, as amended and codified in Chapter 7 of Title 42 of the United States Code (the scope and effect of Federal health care program exclusions is described in 42 C.F.R. § 1001.1901).
 

FAQ

Q: What does OIG/GSA stand for?
A: OIG/GSA stands for the Office of the Inspector General and General Services Administration.

 

Q: What does it mean if the applicant has a hit in this search?
A: This search is used to determine whether the applicant is excluded from participating in Medicare, Medicaid or other federally funded programs

 

Q: What is SAM?
A: SAM is the System for Award Management. It is an official US Government systems that consolidates the Central Contractor Registration (CCR/FedReg), Online Representations & Certifications Application (ORCA) and Excluded Parties list system (EPLS) into one main database. We use both the OIG Exclusion list and SAM to process this search.

 

Q: Can I run OIG/GSA on my employees on an ongoing basis?
A: Yes, many healthcare employers choose to run OIG/GSA regularly on all of their employees to ensure no new information has been added to the database on their existing employees.
 

For further details call us today at 1-888-925-0922

The Cube Feature

Employers in the healthcare industry may choose to occasionally screen their entire workforce, or a subset of employees, to ensure nothing new appears in the database after they have begun employment. This becomes especially critical when employees have contact with sensitive populations, and to stay in compliance with federal requirements. Using The Cube’s batch ordering process is very simple way to run a large group of employees at once to complete annual, semi-annual, or quarterly screening.

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