"The description provided by the Inspector General is as follows: A Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) is a document that outlines the obligations an entity agrees to as part of a civil settlement. Contract Guardian can help healthcare organizations stay in compliance with the agreement. "
An entity agrees to the CIA obligations in exchange for the OIG's agreement that it won't seek to exclude entity from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or other Federal health care programs. The CIAs have common elements, but each one is tailored to address the specific facts of the case and CIAs are often drafted to recognize the elements of a pre-existing compliance program.
A number of obligations are associated with a CIA.
"As you can see by the partial list above, the requirements can be quite extensive as well as daunting to manage and implement. Contract Guardian provides many of the tools for defining, documenting, enforcing, and reporting."
Learn more by visiting The office of Inspector General.