On January 12, 2017, the OIG issued new final rules expanding exclusion authority for compliance violations.
Major changes included:
Implementation of a 10-year statute of limitations period.
Increased length of exclusion for certain financial losses
Expansion of exclusion regulations to cover obstruction of an “audit.”
Change the presumption against reinstatement to 3 years for non-licensed individuals, except in certain circumstances.
Confirming that exclusion period for those with ownership or control of an excluded entity should be the same as the excluded entity.
Exclusion of individuals and entities that make false statements or misrepresent material facts.