Who can function as an IRO?

For the most part, an Independent Review Organization (IRO) is usually a consulting firm, a CPA firm, or a law firm.  Contrary to what some people believe, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) does NOT recommend or endorse any particular firm to the provider.  However, the OIG does reserve the right to reject an IRO on the basis of qualifications or independence.

The Fox Group has been assisting members of the healthcare community since 1989, and our team of professionals have extensive background working in numerous healthcare settings including medical group practices, acute care hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities, to name but a few.   The OIG has approved The Fox Group as the appointed IRO for Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA) in a variety of healthcare settings.

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