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Compliance

To help healthcare providers such as hospitals and physicians comply with relevant Federal health care laws and regulations, OIG creates compliance resources, which are often tailored to particular providers.

OIG's compliance documents include special fraud alerts, advisory bulletins, podcasts, videos, brochures, and papers providing guidance on compliance with Federal health care program standards. OIG also issues advisory opinions, which cover the application of the Federal anti-kickback statute and OIG's other fraud and abuse authorities to the requesting party's existing or proposed business arrangement.

Compliance Resources

  • A Roadmap for New Physicians

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has created the educational materials to assist in teaching physicians about the Federal laws designed to protect the Medicare and Medicaid programs and program beneficiaries from fraud, waste, and abuse.

  • Corporate Integrity Agreements

    OIG negotiates corporate integrity agreements (CIA) with health care providers and other entities as part of the settlement of Federal health care program investigations arising under a variety of civil false claims statutes. Providers or entities agree to the obligations, and in exchange, OIG agrees not to seek their exclusion from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federal health care programs.

  • Toolkits

    The OIG has created several toolkits to help providers ensure they are in compliance with health care laws.

  • Advisory Opinions

    HHS-OIG issues advisory opinions about the application of certain fraud and abuse enforcement authorities to the requesting party’s existing or proposed business arrangements.

  • Voluntary Compliance

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has several self-disclosure processes that can be used to report potential fraud in Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs.

  • RAT-STATS

    Providers can download this free statistical software package to assist in a claims review.

Disclaimer

These educational materials were current at the time they were published and posted to OIG's Web site. They were prepared as educational resources; they are not intended to create any rights, privileges, or benefits. Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information within these materials, the ultimate responsibility for complying with the Federal fraud and abuse laws lies with the provider of services. OIG employees, agents, and staff make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that these compilations of information are error free and will bear no responsibility or liability for the results or consequences of their use. These materials are summaries that explain certain aspects of the Federal fraud and abuse laws, but are not legal documents. The official information is contained in the relevant laws and regulations.