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HHS Office of Inspector General

Fraud Prevention & Detection

HHS Office of Inspector General
OIG Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol Resources


The OIG introduced the Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP) in 1998, see 63 Fed. Reg. 58,399, after a pilot project involving providers from selected sectors of the health care industry proved successful. The SDP is intended to be a vehicle under which the provider community can voluntarily disclose self-discovered evidence of potential fraud in an attempt to avoid the costs and disruptions that may be associated with a Government-directed investigation and with civil or administrative litigation. OIG verifies the information contained in the provider's submission and evaluates the matter for potential fraud issues. We endeavor to work cooperatively with providers who are forthcoming, thorough, and transparent in their disclosures in resolving these matters. While OIG does not speak for the Department of Justice or other agencies, we consult with those agencies, as appropriate, regarding the resolution of SDP matters. The documents posted below set forth the history of the SDP, the requirements for submissions under the SDP, and the benefits to providers of disclosing under the SDP.

Links to SDP Resources:

Link to Authorities & Federal Register Notices
Link to Publications
Link to Reports
Link to Hearing Testimony
Link to Fraud Prevention & Detection
Link to Reading Room
Link to Organization
Link to Employment Opportunities
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