Inspector General Daniel Levinson Answers "Ask the IG" in Keynote Address
Inspector General Daniel Levinson outlined important compliance issues for health care providers before the Health Care Compliance Association April 30. His keynote speech is now posted in video, audio and transcript form on the OIG website.
"I'm pleased to share with you that we're doing better for our taxpayers, and I think for the healthcare community generally, to make sure that the criminal element doesn't get into the system, if possible; and when it does, that it gets shut down very, very quickly," Levinson said in his speech. "We bring back $7 for every dollar that is invested in OIG, because of these multibillion-dollar recoveries - something that we're very proud of."
Levinson answered "Ask the IG" questions posed by HCCA members about enrollment, payment, compliance, oversight and remediation. For example, one of the most important questions that Levinson noted was, "How often should we be checking the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities?" His answer: "I can tell you that our practice is to update the list monthly. So, you know, without trying to put the cat out of the bag here, I don't think it would be a bad idea if you check the LEIE monthly."
He also reminded the audience to use the OIG's educational resources, including their popular podcasts. Check out the OIG's Compliance 101 materials here.