The Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) maintains the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE), a database that is updated monthly and is of vital importance to healthcare employers seeking to reduce legal exposure related to employees and vendors. The database includes workers and organizations whose conduct has resulted in their being prohibited from receiving federal funds under two categories: mandatory and permissive. Providers should check the LEIE monthly and should also monitor, which now includes the GSA Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). Some exceptions and waivers are granted by the OIG, however, sanctions can be as high as $10,000 for each item claimed as part of service under a federal healthcare program.


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