The Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) publishes a list of providers that are excluded from receiving payments from the Medicaid program for any and all reimbursable items or services. The list was created to support and prevent fraud and abuse of the Medicaid program. The "payment ban" includes contractors, providers, employees of providers, etc. Providers should be aware of and screen all employees and contractors for exclusion since payments may be retracted if reimbursement is directly or indirectly related to the excluded parties for items/services received by a Medicaid recipient.
A searchable list can be found on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) on the HHS-OIG website at: HHS-OIG. This list should be utilized and checked regularly. Questions and concerns regarding the LEIE can be directed to the Chief Compliance Officer, Office of the Inspector General at 410-767-5784.