How long will I be excluded?

For certain criminal convictions, known as “mandatory exclusions”, OIG is required to exclude an individual for at least 5 years. 

Mandatory exclusions include:

  • Conviction related to the delivery or an item or service under Medicare or Medicaid
  • Convictions related to patient abuse or neglect in connect with the delivery of a health care service or item
  • Felony conviction relating to fraud, theft, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary responsibility, or other misconduct in connection with the delivery of health care items or services 
  • Felony conviction relating to controlled substances

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