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OIG: Conflict of interest among potential ZPICs

OIG: Conflict of interest among potential ZPICs


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WASHINGTON – Companies that seek ZPIC contracts from CMS often have conflicts of interest that could compromise the integrity of the program, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The OIG reviewed conflict-of-interest information for 18 such companies, called offerors, and 85 subcontractors and found that, while many had business and contractual relationships with CMS and other offerors, they didn’t consider them conflicts of interest. They reported having relationships with CMS or contractors of CMS that provide Medicare Parts C and D plans, claims processing, program integrity, and/or quality improvement services.


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