How Often You Should Perform an Exclusion Check?
The first time you should perform an exclusion check on an employee is during the hiring process. Medical professionals should not appear on the LEIE at the time of their hiring — and hiring someone on the LEIE can result in significant monetary penalties. Therefore, an LEIE screening should always be part of the hiring process.
Even after you’ve hired a healthcare worker, it is your duty to continually screen your staff against the LEIE. The OIG suggests checking the list at least once a month, as names are constantly being added or removed. Monthly screening can guarantee that your staff is in compliance and that your facility can continue to serve Medicaid, Medicare, and other government healthcare beneficiaries.