In accordance with Sections 1128 and 1156 of the Social Security Act, HHS OIG mandates that healthcare organizations do not hire or do business with “excluded or sanctioned individuals or entities.” This means any business or individual providing goods or services to a healthcare organization must not have a federal or state exclusion against them. Read more on the OIG's Website here.
Monitoring to Avoid Fines and Penalties
Healthcare organizations must monitor federal and state exclusion lists to determine that no such exclusion exists and to avoid fines and penalties, which start at $20,000 per item claimed or service provided by the excluded party. VendorProof watches these lists and alerts a healthcare organization if one of its vendors is listed.
Whether an excluded person or business is delivering therapy services or preparing food, they are not eligible to work with healthcare organizations that receive reimbursement from Medicare or Medicaid programs.