Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services
(“OIG HHS”), has the authority to exclude individuals and entities who
have committed fraud or abuse from participating in Federal health care
programs, like Medicare and Medicaid. Under Federal procurement rules, the
Federal government’s General Services Administration also has the authority to
suspend, debar, exclude, disqualify or declared ineligible individuals and
entities from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain
federal assistance and benefits.
No Federally funded program payment may be
made for any items or services furnished by an excluded individual or entity
or directed or prescribed by an excluded physician. If such occurs, UC San
Diego Health Sciences may be subject to civil monetary fines. Exclusion
screening procedures are applied to all UC San Diego Health Sciences’
employees and screenings are conducted prior to hire and every
month after an employee is hired.