DATE: August 2010 - NYS OMIG Excluded Provider Review and Verification Service
The Taiga Group is pleased to offer Taiga Check™, a customer-focused sanctioned and excluded provider testing service offered on a
subscription basis. Using Taiga Check™ provides direct status feedback by comparing your records to the NYS Office of Medicaid
Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, GSA/Excluded Providers Listing Service, and Office of Foreign Asset Control/SDN lists.
The Taiga Check™ system allows each client to securely upload their file for testing via the Taiga FTP Server. “Through the
assignment of individual user names and passwords, each provider can safely transmit data and receive results promptly,” commented
Michael Panucci, a Partner in the Taiga Group LLC.
A sanctioned or excluded provider is an individual or business that has violated one or more regulations and has been penalized
through statutory and/or regulatory process from participation in a governmental program, such as Medicare or Medicaid.
While Taiga Check™ is effective in identifying name and provider ID number matches, there exists another level of identification
verification necessary to rule out, or in, a matched person. This is where Commercial Investigations LLC comes into play. The
investigators at Commercial Investigations LLC provide hands-on manual research to make positive identifications of excluded
individuals. This step is usually not available from the data matching providers and thus left up to the health care entity staff.
“The computer based comparisons only go so far in making a positive identification. Commercial Investigations LLC provides cost-
effective research by seasoned investigators that allow health care entities to outsource this process, saving staff time and shifting any
associated liability,” commented Michelle Pyan, President of Commercial Investigations LLC.
“We are pleased to have brought together two of our valued partners. Our members will benefit greatly from the expertise of these two
organizations,” commented Jed Potocar, Executive Vice President of United Iroquois Select, LLC.
United Iroquois Select, LLC (UIS) is a subsidiary of United Iroquois Shared Services (UISS), the for-profit division of the Iroquois
Healthcare Association (IHA). IHA/UISS and UIS serve more than 300 health care providers and facilities in Upstate New York. UIS
focuses on providing services to help members reduce costs, maintain efficiencies, and improve performance. For more information,
visit their Web site at www.iroquois.org.
About Taiga Group, LLC
The Taiga Group, LLC is an independent health care consulting firm that specializes in New York State Medicaid denied claims
management, internal audit, and corporate compliance services. Our services are provided to hospitals, nursing homes, and physician
practices on a contractual and fee-for-service basis with a flexible approach tailored to the unique situation of the facility. With over 40
years experience in hospital administration and government programs, Taiga will help you increase and preserve reimbursement and
maintain compliance in an increasingly regulated climate. For more information, visit their Web site at www.taigagroupllc.com or call
them at 518-478-2414.
About Commercial Investigations, LLC
Commercial Investigations, LLC (CI), a woman-owned licensed private investigative agency, offers thorough and affordable
employment background investigations. CI provides accurate, timely, cost effective, and fully compliant reports supported by high
standards of customer service. CI also offers consulting services to assist organizations with reviewing and auditing their background
investigations’ processes for compliance, effectiveness, and efficiency. CI provides the Proactive Truth™ regarding applicants,
thereby reducing turnover and limiting exposure to civil liability.
Commercial Investigations, LLC assists employers with protecting their employees, customers, and overall businesses through their
Background Investigations and Consulting Services. For more information, visit their Web site at www.commercialinvestigationsllc.com
or call them at 800-284-0906.