Supplemental Material for GAO-18-322:
HHS Office of Inspector General's Agreements to Protect Federal Health Care Program Integrity
GAO-18-529SP: Published: May 10, 2018. Publicly Released: May 10, 2018.
When health care providers break certain laws, the Department of Health and Human Services can prevent them from billing federal programs. Alternately, HHS can negotiate agreements with them instead—for example, requiring them to have their billing records audited.
This supplement to GAO-18-322 provides information from our analysis of HHS data on these agreements—including the providers that had multiple agreements with HHS or had their agreements extended.
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This supplemental material is a companion to GAO's report entitled Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Inspector General's Use of Agreements to Protect the Integrity of Federal Health Care Programs, GAO-18-322. The purpose of this supplemental material is to provide additional information from GAO's analysis of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's (HHS-OIG) database of corporate integrity agreements and integrity agreements, which are agreements to protect the integrity of federal health care programs. This supplement provides additional information from the agreements GAO reviewed on: 1) independent review organizations engaged by entities with agreements to perform the required reviews; 2) entities that entered into multiple agreements with HHS-OIG; and 3) entities with agreements extended beyond the original term
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