As reported in the March 13, 2009 BNA Health Law Reporter, The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) on March 12 announced the release of the Provider Self-Disclosure Guidance. According to the the OMIG, this will “enabling health care providers to identify, reveal, and return to the OMIG overpayments they have received from the Medicaid program.” BNA reports that the guidance is significantly more expansive in scope than the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s Self-Disclosure Protocol. OMIG reports that it hopes to save up to $820 million in Medicaid costs in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The OMIG also “highly discourages” providers from attempting to avoid the self-disclosure process when circumstances warrant its use and it will not accept full and final payments for self-disclosed violations before the investigatory process is finalized. See for the new guidelines and for the disclosure form.