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Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA)

often executed as part of a healthcare fraud False Claims Act settlement, it is an agreement between the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services and a health care provider or other entity as part of a settlement for alleged civil wrongdoing. Each CIA is unique to the entity and its conduct, but a typical CIA will last for five years and will require the entity to implement procedures to comply with Federal health care laws, often including developing a compliance plan and hiring a compliance officer. Documents submitted to the Federal Government as part of compliance with a CIA have been the subject of qui tam False Claims Act lawsuits.

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