How to Search the OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE)

The Office of Physician Billing Compliance advises against hiring or contracting with persons or businesses that appear on the List of Excluded Individuals & Entities (LEIE) maintained by the DHHS Office of Inspector General (OIG).  Each manager is responsible for searching the LEIE prior to offering a job or contract to potential faculty or staff.  Matches in the LEIE database confirms that the person has been excluded from paricipation in Medicare, Medicaid, and other Federal health care programs.  Employment or contract offers should not be extended to these excluded individuals.

Review the LEIE “Tip Page” for complete instructions and helpful tips on searching the website.  Print the results of a search and keep it on file.

To search the LEIE go to