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Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Classification

The OIG’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) was borne out of the False Claims Act of 1986 and is intended as an oversight mechanism with structured monitoring and penalties for violations. This lasts for a period of five years after any finding of fraud. Any direct refusal to comply with the CIA results in a company being placed on the OIG’s  “High Risk” list.

Well, two DSO’s have made it onto the list. Those are ImmediaDent of Indiana and Samson Partners who recently settled with the USDOJ for $5.1 million after false claims fraud violations.

Original Article by Michael W. Davis, DDS

For more information and background, Dr. Davis wrote a great article for Dentistry Today, so click here to read it.


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