Vendor Information

Complying with the Federal Deficit Reduction Act

The Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) requires that health care providers who receive Medicaid payments exceeding $5 million annually to establish and distribute to all their employees and contractors written policies that describe the provider’s policies and procedures for preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse in Federal health care programs and that describe the Federal and State false claims laws.

To comply with the DRA, OSF HealthCare has distributed written policies for all employees, and for contractors or agents of any OSF facility or operating division, that include information about the Federal and State False Claims Act.  These written policies contain detailed information about OSF procedures for detecting and preventing fraud, waste and abuse. 

The relevant policies and educational materials are available to OSF employees on the internal Compliance portal along with the rights of employees to be protected as whistleblowers.  This information includes:

  • Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Policy CC-129)
  • Claim Development and Submission Process (Policy CC-115)
  • False Claims Prevention and Whistleblower Protections (Policy CC-109)
  • Health Care Fraud – False Claims Act Training Documents
  • Letter to OSF Vendors about the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
Vendor Policies & Documents
Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (PDF)
False Claims Prevention & Whistleblower Protection (PDF)
Letter to Vendors - Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (PDF)