U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General
November 8, 2021
OIG updates the Health Care Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol, publishes three reports, and posts one enforcement action.
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released an update to the Health Care Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP). Established in 1998, the SDP can be used by health care providers, suppliers, or other individuals or entities subject to Civil Monetary Penalties to voluntarily disclose self-discovered evidence of potential fraud. Self-disclosure gives providers the opportunity to avoid the costs and disruptions associated with a government-directed investigation and civil or administrative litigation. The revision unveiled today incorporates legal changes made since the last revision to the SDP in 2013.