On June 20, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced a new webpage dedicated solely to quality-of-care Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs). When a False Claims Act (FCA) settlement resolves allegations of fraud that involve the quality of patient care, the OIG may enter into a CIA with the provider. The OIG negotiates CIAs with health care providers as part of settlements of Federal health care program investigations arising under various civil false claims statutes. The providers agree to the obligations in the CIA, and the OIG agrees not to seek their exclusion from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or other Federal health care programs.
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