Healthcare Providers Could Be Subject to More Monetary Penalties Under OIG Proposal

HHS' Office of the Inspector General has proposed a rule that would expand the imposition of civil monetary penalties on healthcare organizations and providers.

Under the proposed rule, monetary penalties could be imposed on healthcare organizations for failing to grant the OIG timely access to documents it needs to perform its functions, including audits and investigations.

In determining what is considered timely access, the OIG will consider the circumstances of the request, including the volume of material requested. However, if the OIG has reason to believe the documents it has requested are about to be destroyed or altered, healthcare organizations must provide the OIG with access to the documents at the time the request is made. 

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