The specific terms are outlined in the Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) but generally, within 60-90 days of the effective date of the CIA, a provider is required to engage an Independent Review Organization (IRO). Also, the provider may change an IRO, but must notify the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) within 30 days of the change. The OIG has the ability to reject the selection of the IRO within 30 days of the provider’s notice.
When The Fox Group is engaged to provide IRO services, we will work with the provider to prepare them for our activities. Many providers have questions on the details of our IRO audits and what they must do to prepare for us. We work to answer your questions and then work directly with your staff to insure that they are prepared for the IRO audit that is required as a part of the CIA.