For more than five years,
we have been constructing the largest healthcare data bank in the nation. We
have gathered sanctioned, excluded, disbarred, terminated and disciplinary
actions from Federal and State sources from coast to coast. This information is
then continuously updated to assure you the most complete and accurate
Medicaid/ Medicare integrity checks available.
As a result of the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997,
more power has been given to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to increase enforcement efforts
to uncover fraud and abuse in the Medicare /Medicaid Programs. Guidelines have
been issued by the OIG requiring sanctions and monetary penalties where
excluded or sanctioned employees or entities are uncovered in the healthcare
industry, when Federal dollars are involved either directly or indirectly with
These new enforcement tools given to the OIG expands the number of programs
over which OIG has direct enforcement authority. Therefore, it will be
incumbent upon providers, suppliers and others involved with Federal healthcare
programs to be aware of OIG's new enforcement tools and operate in a manner
that minimizes the risk that they will be subject to these new enforcement
When violations are found, the penalties normally require, as part of a
Corporate Integrity Agreement, annual Medicaid/Medicare integrity checks of all
employees, physicians with staff privileges, contractors and suppliers. Many
legal experts in the healthcare field advise their clients to perform these
annual checks voluntarily, as a sign of "good faith" efforts on their
part to help stem the tide of Medicaid/Medicare fraud and abuse.
As a service to the healthcare industry, the National Healthcare Data Bank was
formed to help organizations and groups accomplish this compliance goal.
Hospitals, Physician Groups, Pharmacies, Assisted Living Centers, Healthcare
Organizations and all Medicaid/Medicare Providers and Suppliers need the NHDB.
The National Healthcare Data Bank (NHDB) is a private entity and not affiliated with nor reports information from the federally-operated NPDB.
If you are interested in maintaining your Program Integrity,
then give us a call today at (800) 525-3698 or e-mail your questions to: