OIG’s Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol Update

April 17th, 2013

Providers who wish to voluntarily disclose self-discovered evidence of potential fraud to OIG may do so under the Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP). Self-disclosure gives providers the opportunity to avoid the costs and disruptions associated with a Government-directed investigation and civil or administrative litigation.

Since SDP’s original publication in 1998, we identified areas where additional guidance would be beneficial to the health care community and would improve the efficient resolution of SDP matters. To that end, we issued three Open Letters to Health Care Providers in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Since the last Open Letter, we continued to evaluate our SDP process. We also solicited comments about the SDP on June 18, 2012, and we received numerous helpful comments from the public. On the basis of our experience and the comments we received, we have decided to revise the SDP in its entirety at this time.

View the Updated SDP here.

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