The "Updated LEIE" database file reflects all OIG exclusion and reinstatement actions up to, and including, those taken in January 2012. This new, "Updated LEIE" (List of Excluded Individuals and Entities) is a complete database file containing all exclusions currently in effect. Individuals and entities that have been reinstated to the federal health care programs are not included in this file.
The new file is meant to REPLACE the "Updated LEIE" file made available for download last month. The new file is complete and needs NOT be used in conjunction with the monthly exclusion and reinstatement supplements.
Alternatively, you may wish to download either the January Exclusions or Reinstatements databases only which are posted as the "Current Monthly Supplements"
All the updated files are posted at http://www.oig.hhs.gov/exclusions/exclusions_list.asp
All of these downloadable files are zipped, self-extracting .dbf files, meaning that they will not open automatically when you click on the links. After you have downloaded the files to your computer and inflated them, the files must be opened into either a spreadsheet program such as Excel, or a database program such as Access.
Basic download instructions are provided at the bottom of the page where the updated files are posted.
Finally, it should be added, the full LEIE database complete with all the monthly updates is included in the OIG "Online Searchable Database" which is very user-friendly and may be accessed here: http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov