Monday, June 1, 2015

Recent LEIE Database Updates

LEIE Database Updated
                                                           
The “Updated LEIE” database file reflects all OIG exclusion and reinstatement actions up to, and including, those taken in April 2015. This new “Updated LEIE” (List of Excluded Individuals and Entities) is a complete database file containing all exclusions currently in effect. Individuals and entities that have been reinstated to the federal healthcare programs are not included in this file.
                                                           
The new file is meant to REPLACE the “Updated LEIE” file made available for download last month. The new file is complete and need NOT be used in conjunction with the monthly exclusion and reinstatement supplements. Alternatively you may wish to download either the April Exclusions or Reinstatements databases only which are posted as the “Current Monthly Supplements.” All the updated files are posted here.
                                                           
All of these downloadable files are zipped, self-extracting .dbf files, meaning that they will not open automatically when you click on the links. After you have downloaded the files to your computer and inflated them, the files must be opened into either a spreadsheet program such as Excel, or a database program such as Access. Basic download instructions and an instructional video are provided on the page where the updated files are posted.
                                                           
Finally, it should be added, the full LEIE database - complete with all the monthly updates – is included in the OIG “Online Searchable Database” which is very user-friendly and may be accessed here.



(OIG website)