An exclusion list is one of 43 state and 2 federally maintained lists of persons and entities who are ineligible to receive any money (directly or indirectly) from federal healthcare programs.
Parties can be excluded for a number of reasons ranging from financial fraud to patient abuse. A vendor that appears on an exclusion list is ineligible to receive payment from a healthcare organization participating in federal healthcare programs.
Healthcare exclusions represent a significant area of compliance risk for health systems. Health systems must ensure that no person or business they employ or contract with is excluded, or face severe fines and penalties. VendorProof makes this process smoother by monitoring health systems’ vendors for exclusions.