OIG Is Serious About Capturing Healthcare Fugitives

OIG Is Serious About Capturing Healthcare Fugitives

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) not only publicly lists excluded healthcare criminals from federal payment, it makes it easier to spot fugitives.

You’re probably familiar with the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) as a great way to see if your current or potential employees have wronged government insurance carriers, and have been excluded from provider funding. You may not know, however, that the OIG took criminal shaming one step further to ensure federal funding does not go to healthcare employees who are guilty of fraud, waste, and abuse, and to protect patients from convicted criminals.

Launched in February 2011, the “OIG Most Wanted Fugitives” list displays the photos of more than 170 fugitives who have charges related to healthcare fraud and abuse. Along with the fugitive’s photo, there is a complete profile of their crimes and a button where you can “REPORT” their whereabouts to OIG via a form, or by calling toll free. You can also view a list of captured fugitives.

If you think you know someone on the list, report it immediately.

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Executive Editor at AAPC
Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.
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Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.

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