The Office of Inspector General is seeking new powers from Congress to exclude offending corporate executives from Medicare if their companies committed healthcare fraud. Under current law, OIG can only seek to bar executives from working for the companies that committed fraud. However, they are still able to work for other companies in the healthcare industry. The OIG is seeking to close this loophole. Members of Congress support the OIG’s efforts.
More information can be found at: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/103401-white-house-wants-broad-new-authority-on-medicare-fraud