Revised OIG's Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol, 27408 [2013-11050]

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Inspector General

[Docket Number OIG-1301-N2]


Revised OIG's Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

AGENCY: Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the issuance of the updated Provider 
Self-Disclosure Protocol (the SDP), originally published in the Federal 
Register on October 30, 1998 (63 FR 58399). In 1998, the Office of 
Inspector General published the SDP to establish a process for health 
care providers to voluntarily identify, disclose, and resolve instances 
of potential fraud involving the Federal health care programs (as 
defined in section 1128B(f) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 
U.S.C. 1320a-7b(f)). The SDP provides guidance on how to investigate 
this conduct, quantify damages, and report the conduct to OIG to 
resolve the provider's liability under OIG's civil monetary penalty 
(CMP) authorities.
    Since the original publication, we identified areas where 
additional guidance would be beneficial to the health care community 
and would improve the efficient resolution of SDP matters. To that end, 
we issued three Open Letters to Health Care Providers in 2006, 2008, 
and 2009. Since the last Open Letter, we continued to evaluate our SDP 
process. We also solicited comments about the SDP on June 18, 2012, and 
we received numerous helpful comments from the public. On the basis of 
our experience and the comments we received, we have decided to revise 
the SDP in its entirety at this time. This revised SDP supersedes and 
replaces the 1998 Federal Register Notice and the Open Letters.
    OIG has posted the full revision of the SDP on its Web site: http://oig.hhs.gov/compliance/self-disclosure-info/index.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrice S. Drew, Congressional and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Inspector General, (202) 619-1368.

Daniel R. Levinson,
Inspector General.
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