OIG Excludes Oklahoma Prosthetics Supplier for Material Breach
On September 14, 2018, OIG excluded La Fuente Ocular Prosthetics, LLC (La Fuente), for a period of five years based on a material breach of its Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). OIG determined La Fuente to be in material breach of its CIA when La Fuente failed to repay an overpayment identified by its Independent Review Organization in La Fuente's second annual reporting period. OIG issued a notice of material breach and intent to exclude on July 10, 2018. On August 14, 2018, OIG sent La Fuente an exclusion letter. Under the terms of the CIA, La Fuente had 25 days to request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. La Fuente did not request a hearing, and the exclusion went into effect on September 14, 2018.
- Date:September 14, 2018
- Stipulated Penalties and Material Breaches