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Recent OIG Activity Highlights the Importance of Making Sure All Obligations of a CIA are Carried Out

For over 20 years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has entered into corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) with health care corporations, providers, and other health care-related entities. In most instances, a CIA is part of a “global settlement” of outstanding criminal, civil, and administrative charges faced by a health care organization. A CIA is essentially a contract pursuant to which a health care organization agrees to assume specified compliance obligations in exchange for the OIG’s commitment to not exclude it from participatio

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the November-December 2016 Edition of The Journal of Health Care Compliance. Published here with permission.

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