42 CFR 1001.951 - Fraud and kickbacks and other prohibited activities.

§ 1001.951 Fraud and kickbacks and other prohibited activities.

(a)Circumstance for exclusion.

(1) Except as provided for in paragraph (a)(2)(ii) of this section, the OIG may exclude any individual or entity that it determines has committed an act described in section 1128B(b) of the Act.

(2) With respect to acts described in section 1128B of the Act, the OIG -

(i) May exclude any individual or entity that it determines has knowingly and willfully solicited, received, offered or paid any remuneration in the manner and for the purposes described therein, irrespective of whether the individual or entity may be able to prove that the remuneration was also intended for some other purpose; and

(ii) Will not exclude any individual or entity if that individual or entity can prove that the remuneration that is the subject of the exclusion is exempted from serving as the basis for an exclusion.

(b)Length of exclusion.

(1) The following factors will be considered in determining the length of exclusion in accordance with this section -

(i) The nature and circumstances of the acts and other similar acts;

(ii) The nature and extent of any adverse physical, mental, financial or other impact the conduct had on program beneficiaries or other individuals or the Medicare, Medicaid and all other Federal health care programs;

(iii) Whether the individual or entity has a documented history of criminal, civil or administrative wrongdoing (The lack of any prior record is to be considered neutral);

(iv) The individual or entity has been the subject of any other adverse action by any Federal, State or local government agency or board, if the adverse action is based on the same set of circumstances that serves as the basis for the imposition of the exclusion; or

(v) Any other facts bearing on the nature and seriousness of the individual's or entity's misconduct.

(2) It will be considered a mitigating factor if -

(i) The individual had a documented mental, emotional, or physical condition before or during the commission of the prohibited act(s) that reduced the individual's culpability for the acts in question; or

(ii) The individual's or entity's cooperation with Federal or State officials resulted in the -

(A) Sanctioning of other individuals or entities, or

(B) Imposition of a civil money penalty against others.

(c)Limitations. The OIG may not impose an exclusion under this section more than 10 years after the date when an act which is described in section 1128B(b) of the Act occurred.

[ 57 FR 3330, Jan. 29, 1992, as amended at 63 FR 46689, Sept. 2, 1998; 67 FR 11933, Mar. 18, 2002; 82 FR 4114, Jan. 12, 2017]

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Title 42 published on 2015-11-28

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR Part 1001 after this date.

  • 2017-01-12; vol. 82 # 8 - Thursday, January 12, 2017
    1. 82 FR 4100 - Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Revisions to the Office of Inspector General's Exclusion Authorities
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Inspector General
      Final rule.
      These regulations are effective on February 13, 2017.
      42 CFR Parts 1000, 1001, 1002, and 1006
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