Reinstatement of excluded
entities and individuals is not automatic.
Those wishing to again participate in the
Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health
care programs must apply for reinstatement
and receive authorized notice from the OIG
that reinstatement has been granted. Obtaining
a provider number from a Medicare contractor,
a State agency or a Federal health care
program does not reinstate eligibility to
participate in these programs. There are
no provisions for early or retroactive reinstatement.
Upon written request to the OIG at the
below listed address, the OIG will provide
Statement and Authorization forms which
must be completed, notarized and returned.
The information contained in these forms
will be evaluated and a written notification
will be sent indicating the final decision
of the OIG pertaining to the reinstatement
request. Generally, this process requires
up to 120 days to complete, but can take
longer if circumstances warrant.
Excluded parties may write to the OIG within
90 days of the expiration of the minimum
period of exclusion to request reinstatement.
Premature requests will not be considered.
If reinstatement is denied, the excluded
party is eligible to reapply after one year.
To apply for reinstatement, mail your request
Office of Investigations
Health Care Administrative Sanctions
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Additional information in regulations can
be found at 42 CFR 1001.3001-3005.