Medicare & Medicaid opt-out lists and other excluded parties lists are automatically updated by Intelligent Search Technology (IST) on a monthly basis, so customers can be confident that accurate information is always available. ISTmedWatch® uses its industry leading NameSearch fuzzy matching technology to allow you to perform a single search against all of the provided compliance lists.
ISTmedWatch® searches against the lists below:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare & Medicaid Opt-Out lists
The practice of physicians opting out of participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs is a growing trend in the healthcare industry. Government funds may not be applied towards services provided by these medical professionals. Our service provides the ability to search physicians against a centralized repository of each CMS opt-out list, saving valuable time and money otherwise spent manually searching each regionalized list.
Office of Inspector General (OIG) LEIE Database
The Office of the Inspector General maintains its own database of individuals and organizations that are restricted from receiving any federal healthcare funding provided by the United States Government. The OIG database of exclusions, LEIE database, is updated regularly with new exclusions and removals for those that have been reinstated. For more information on this list, please visit their FAQ page.
General Service Administration's (GSA) Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)
The General Service Administration maintains a vast database of individuals and groups that are excluded from receiving federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of federal finance and non-financial assistance and benefits. The Excluded Parties List Systems provides an up-to-date source of information on those firms and individuals that have been suspended, debarred, or otherwise excluded. For more information, please visit the EPLS page.
Intelligent Search Technology combines all of these lists into one centralized database, allowing your organization to check all at once to ensure compliancy across all regulations.