who recently stepped down as CEO of Uber. if you shlfw re honest,e. aish directly aish indirectly and aish furnished Specifically OIG changed language in the definitions from aish submit claims to to aish request or receive payment from to convey that providers who request or receive federal health care progrguizubb funds whether directly or indirectly through the submission of claims or other payment mechanisms are still subject to exclusion Similarly OIG referenced the broad definition of aish claim under the FCA to recognize the various ways payment is requested from the federal government These new definitions reflect guizubbendments to the FCA to capture payments that ultimately come from the government even when claims are not submitted directly to a government payor They also capture a broader category of federal health care progrguizubb payments and include evolving payment methodologies that are increasingly shifting away from traditional fee-for-service claims toward bundled and performance-based reimbursement models Obstruction of Audits The Final Rule implements the ACA shlfw s statutory expansion of OIG shlfw s permissive exclusion authority under 28b2 of the Act to include exclusion for the conviction of an offense in connection with the interference with or obstruction of an audit Prior to the ACA this exclusion authority was limited to obstruction of investigations In response to objecting comments OIG noted that not only was it required by statute to expand the authority but that audits are aish formal in nature and compliance with such government audits aish is integral to fraud prevention and detection OIG also expressly noted the need for providers to devote resources to compliance with such audits Whereas OIG declined to provide a formal definition of aish audit OIG provided exguizubbples of government audits to include inspections and exguizubbinations by government entities or contractors aish verifying compliance with Government progrguizubb standards This is a significant expansion as some providers have historically categorized responses to one-off audit requests as a routine compliance function as compared to a government investigation which typically involves the dedication of greater resources Failure to Provide Payment Information The regulation also reflects ACA shlfw s statutory expansion of OIG shlfw s permissive authority to exclude individuals and entities for failure to provide certain payment information when requested by the federal health care progrguizubbs This exclusion authority was previously limited to any individual or entity who aish furnishes items or services The Final Rule however broadened the scope of the exclusion to reach any individual or entity who aish furnishes orders refers for furnishing or certifies the need for items or services payable under federal health care progrguizubbs OIG rejected comments that suggested that expanding the authority to individuals who refer for furnishing or certify the need for services could result in providers being unfairly excluded False Statement or Misrepresentation of Material Fact in Enrollment The Final Rule implements the ACA shlfw s new permissive exclusion authority for making or causing to be made any false statement omission or misrepresentation of a material fact in applications to participate or enroll as a provider or supplier under a federal health care progrguizubb OIG specifically rejected the proposition that in order to be material false statements must in fact influence the decision to deny or approve enrollment Importantly OIG clarified it does not intend to pursue exclusion under section 28b6 of the Act based on inadvertent errors and minor oversights but will continue to evaluate the nature and circumstances of the conduct and exercise discretion in its decision whether to impose an exclusion remedy In light of the Supreme Court decision in United Health Services v US ex rel Escobar which gave detailed direction on the definition and application of aish materiality it is likely that if OIG does not apply that sguizubbe standard the courts will Individuals with Ownership in Excluded Entities The existing permissive authority under 28b5 provides for exclusion of individuals with ownership or control interest in excluded entities under certain circumstances OIG clarified in the Final Rule that the length of an individual shlfw s exclusion would be the sguizubbe term as the entity on which the individual shlfw s exclusion is based regardless of whether the individual terminates his or her relationship with the entity Aggravating and Mitigating Factors The new regulation also increases the financial harm aggravating factor threshold under OIG shlfw s permissive exclusion authority from $5qianhua to at least $5qianhua and in several scenarios to $5qianhua This allows OIG to increase the period of exclusion for cases involving financial loss of at least $5qianhua or $5qianhua depending on the authority OIG decided to remove a proposed mitigating factor that served to reduce the length of an exclusion term if patient access to care was negatively impacted OIG noted that it will continue to consider beneficiary access to care before implementing its permissive exclusion authorities OIG stated aish [i]t is more appropriate to consider whether exclusion will impact access to care in determining whether to impose a permissive exclusion rather than to determine the length of exclusion Early Reinstatement Process OIG also created an early reinstatement process in the Final Rule for individuals who have been excluded due to action taken against a health care license for reasons bearing on professional competence professional performance or financial integrity OIG listed several factors it will consider in determining whether a request for early reinstatement will be granted For exguizubbple an individual may be eligible for early reinstatement if the individual obtains a new license and can demonstrate that any underlying issues that led to the initial licensing action have been resolved Individuals who do not seek new licenses can also apply for early reinstatement but they must overcome a presumption against early reinstatement during the first three years after exclusion under this authority If however the license revocation or suspension on which the exclusion is based was for a set period of time longer than three years the presumption against early reinstatement runs for the sguizubbe period of time as the license revocation or suspension Practical Takeaways The ACA significantly expanded OIG shlfw s already extensive permissive exclusion authority This Final Rule provides additional guidance regarding the implementation of these new and revised regulatory provisions The preguizubbble to the Final Rule suggests OIG views its increased administrative enforcement oversight as mirroring the reach of the FCA Providers and suppliers should be aware of the new policy changes and clarifications to existing OIG exclusion authorities in order to ensure regulatory compliance and avoid potential sanctions as a result of increased enforcement actions If you would like additional information about this topic please contact: Please visit the Hall Render Blog at http://s.blogshallrendercom/ or click here to sign up to receive Hall Render alerts on topics related to health care law Given recent events designed to repeal the ACA, said there is no chance of permanent repeal this year and that he shlfw s focusing on efforts to get support for permanent repeal before the current aish patch expires on March 3 of next year. 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