HHS Expands OIG’s Exclusion Authorities With New Final Rules

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.

Read the full text of the announcement and final regulations here.

Posted on February 1, 2017 .