Federal and State Exclusions Database

Search Service

Do you search monthly for name matches?
Do you search for staff, vendors, and volunteers?
Are you searching all the databases that are required?
Are you finding all the matches that you should?
Miss just one name and pay thousands in fines!
Let Vigilance perform the mandatory searches for you!

Federal and state agencies require you to search the various exclusion databases regularly to avoid giving monies to excluded parties. Significant penalties apply for non-compliance!   
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Vigilance service provides searches of all federal and state databases for individuals and businesses excluded from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, or other government funded programs. Vigilance searches:

  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Office of Inspector General's database (OIG-LEIE)
  • System for Award Management (SAM) - SAM is the federal government operated database of consolidated federal databases.
  • All state provided exclusion databases
Vigilance is the most comprehensive exclusions database search service available!


You maintain an Excel spreadsheet with the names of individuals and businesses with whom you employ or conduct business. Vigilance service matches on:

  • Last name
  • Hyphenated last name
  • First name (including nicknames)
  • Middle name or initial
  • Date of birth (available in OIG-LEIE, Ohio, and Louisiana databases only)
  • Business name

Monthly, we download the most current databases and search them for your spreadsheet entries. Two outputs are returned to you:
  • Encrypted password protected Excel spreadsheet available for your manipulation
  • Read-only encrypted password protected PDF file

Both are securely saved by ROCs in case you ever need evidence of due diligence.


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Search List Example



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PDF Report Example

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Excel Report Example

 
Vigilance is able to find matches that others would miss.   More...

All federal and state exclusion databases are searched for an annual service fee of only $395*.

Most pay less than $33/month!




Email info@rocsinc.com to signup or request more information.

*Contact ROCs for pricing specific to your needs

 

Vigilance has brought tremendous benefit to my organization. We know we’re covered without spending countless hours chasing down all those exclusion databases. That kind of peace of mind is priceless and allows us to focus on our core business of caring for patients.
— Maria Wharton, RN, BSN, CHPN, Director of Compliance, Quality and Education, Hospice of the Chesapeake

Notable OIG HHS Penalties

  • 07-19-2019
    U.S. Pharmaceutical Corporation (USPC), Decatur, Georgia, entered into a $380,142.05 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that USPC failed to submit timely certified monthly and quarterly Average Manufacturer's Price (AMP) data to CMS

  • 07-18-2019
    Richard Mintz, D.O., a physician in Dresher, Pennsylvania, agreed to be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs for a period of 7 years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(6)(B). OIG alleged that Dr. Mintz issued medically unnecessary prescriptions for opioids in exchange for cash which failed to meet the professionally recognized standards of care.

  • 07-12-2019
    Smith Centers for Foot & Ankle Care (SCFAC), Chicago, Illinois, entered into a $37,688.76 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that SCFAC employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG's investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a medical assistant, provided items or services to SCFAC's patients that were billed to Federal health care programs.

  • 06-28-2019
    Fayette County Hospital (FCH), Vandalia, Illinois, entered into a $125,407.58 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that FCH employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG's investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a nurse, provided items or services to FCH's patients that were billed to Federal health care programs.

  • 06-06-2019
    Southeastern Integrated Medical, PL (SIM), a physician group practice with multiple locations in North Central Florida, entered into an $62,727.88 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that SIM submitted claims to Medicare for specimen validity testing (SVT), a non-covered service. SVT is a quality control process that evaluates a urine drug screen sample to determine if it is consistent with normal human urine and to ensure that the sample has not been substituted, adulterated, or diluted.


For a list of all OIG Civil Monetary Penalties and Affirmative Exclusions, visit OIG HHS Webpage