Office Inspector General Launches New Compliance Resource Portal
by John H. Fisher, II, JD, CHC, CCEP
At a recent Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) compliance institute, the Office of Inspector General announced it had launched a new resource portal focused on compliance issues. A trip to the OIG’s web site, and sure enough, there is a brand spankin’ new compliance portal. You can check out the portal at OIG Portal.
On first brush through the portal, it appears most of the items that are accessible already existed prior to the launch of the portal. The portal creates some organization that did not previously exist to guide providers to various compliance resources the OIG has made available.
Contents Listing of the OIG Compliance Portal
- Provider Compliance Resource and Training
- Advisory opinions
- Voluntary Compliance and Exclusions Resources
- Special Fraud Alerts, Other Guidance, and Safe Harbors
- Resources for Health Care Boards
- Resources for Physicians
- Accountable Care Organizations
This is a site that compliance officers will want to have bookmarked in their browser. We are likely to see new developments in compliance posted on the portal. For example, it already references a toolkit on identification of opioid misuse risk will be coming soon to the portal.
When you get a chance, check out the new OIG resource and the tools that are available on the site. It is definitely something with which people in compliance should have familiarity. As usual, if you have any questions regarding compliance or other health care legal issues, please don’t hesitate to contact your Ruder Ware health care attorney.
Source: Health Law Blog