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Exclusions Program

Online Searchable Database

The Online Searchable Database enables users to enter the name of an individual or entity and determine whether they are currently excluded. If a name match is made, the database can verify the match using a Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number.

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LEIE Downloadable Databases

The Downloadable Data File enables users to download the entire List of Excluded Individuals and Entities to a personal computer.

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Monthly Supplement Archive

Supplemental exclusion and reinstatement files are posted monthly on the OIG website so users can merge these files with a version of the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities that is stored on their computer.

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Quick Tips

Check these tips before performing a search using the online or downloadable List of Excluded Individuals and Entities database.

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Background Information

OIG has the authority to exclude individuals and entities from Federally funded health care programs and maintains the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE). Anyone who hires an individual or entity on the LEIE may be subject to civil monetary penalties.

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Applying for Reinstatement

Reinstatement of excluded entities and individuals is not automatic once the period of exclusion ends. Those wishing to again participate in the Medicare, Medicaid, and any Federal health care program must apply for reinstatement and receive notice from OIG that reinstatement has been granted.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Exclusions? Check out common questions to see if your question - and the answer - is listed here.

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Contact the Exclusions Program

The Exclusions Staff is available to answer questions regarding the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities. Please review the FAQs before contacting the OIG.

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Special Advisory Bulletin and Other Guidance

The Inspector General has issued a Special Advisory Bulletin and other guidance related to the Exclusions program.

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