Medicare reinstatement is not automatic. If you have been notified of exclusion from Medicare by the OIG, you must understand that you are prevented from working for any individual or entity that contracts with Medicare, TriCare or other federally funded programs until you receive notice of reinstatement.
If a health care provider is excluded from Medicare, he/she can reapply within 90 days of the expiration of the Medicare exclusion. It can take up to six months or more for the OIG to rule on your Medicare reinstatement application.
To apply for Medicare reinstatement, you must send a written request to the OIG and provide a statement with the relevant authorization forms. The information in your statement and forms will be evaluated, and the OIG will send you written notification of its decision, which could take up to 120 days or longer.
If the OIG denies your Medicare reinstatement application, you will not be able to apply for Medicare reinstatement for one calendar year.